Fortune apple

[English] plural Fortune apples

A sweet, juicy medium-sized eating apple which is golden-yellow flushed and striped with red. It was raised by Laxton Brothers in Bedford in 1904 as a cross between Cox's Orange Pippin and Wealthy. It was introduced commercially in 1931 and received the Royal Horticultural Society First Class Certificate in 1948. This early-season variety is harvested from early-September in South-East England and does not store well. It ripens in October in the United States. It is crisp at first, when taken from the tree, but gets softer as time goes by.

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