The Laxtons Fortune apple tree is a Cox's Orange Pippin cross developed in England by the Laxton brothers: renowned breeders and nurserymen in the 1900's, England. Laxton's Fortune apple is a medium size fruit with rich red flush or stripes over pale yellow with occasional russeting. Firm, juicy, creamy white flesh is very sweet, richly flavored and lightly aromatic but needs to be left on the tree to fully ripen. Surprisingly on occasion red flesh seen with this variety when the weather is conducive. Laxtons Fortune tends to be a compact tree producing good crops but tends to be biennial. Scab resistant. (Cox's Orange Pippin x Wealthy) The Laxtons Fortune is also called Cinnamon Spice. Please see below for further information on our organically grown Laxtons Fortune apple trees for sale.
USDA Certified Organic
Considerations for Laxtons Fortune Apple
USDA Zone: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Uses: Cider, Cooking / Sauces, Fresh Eating
Harvest Period: Midseason
Low Chill: Yes
Bloom Period: Midseason
Pollination Requirement: Requires different variety with same bloom period
Origin Date: England 1931
Storage: 3-4 weeks
Disease Resistance: Good
Rootstock: MM 111 (semi-dwarf)
Years to Bear: 2-4 years
Recommended Spacing: 12-16 ft.
Mature Size: 12-16 ft.
Pruning: Summer prune to maintain 8 ft.
Water Requirements: 12-15 gallons per week May through Sept.
Size of tree
Our trees range in height from 4-8 ft. in our field and trimmed to 4 to 5 ft. when shipped. Our young two year trees are most often feathered (side limbs). The trees diameter (caliper) is often 1/2 to 3/4 inch; *As noted by University of California Scientists and other qualified professionals the most successful trees often have caliper from 1/2" to 5/8" and usually establish faster than smaller and larger planting stock. .
Basic idea for Pruning: Most fruit trees should be pruned in frost-free periods mid to late winter. (apricots best after bud break) Remove most vertical branches and shorten side branches. Fruiting wood is best on horizontal to 45 degree limbs. Learn more...
Shipping Note: Our fruit trees and berries are delivered to you bareroot during their winter dormancy from January through May depending on USDA zone. Trees are shipped with your invoice and helpful planting directions. There is no minimum quantity required but shipping rate for an individual tree is expensive since UPS/Fed Ex charge a dimensional weight and an additional handling fee to ship a tree. You'll find it's cost effective to consider a handful of trees,vines or our helpful Tree Starter Kits.