Fortune
 

Fortune

Fruit of the Month - June 2016

An aromatic apple

First Reported1904
LocationBedford
UseDessert
AppearanceRed flushed
CropsAug/Sept
EatSept to Nov

Laxton’s Fortune was raised in 1904 by Laxton Brothers at Bedford. It received a first class certificate from the RHS in 1948.

It is flushed red over a greenish-yellow skin with red stripes and a small degree of russeting. Fortune is a good quality, medium-sized apple with a creamy flesh which is sweet, juicy, aromatic and mildly acidic.

Fortune is picked in late August to mid-September. It can be eaten straight from the tree. It has a short storage time. After a month it will start to soften.

External Sites with Further Information

RHS     Orange Pippin

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