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Laxton's Fortune Apple tree

Owner: Pete

Location:  Cumbria, United Kingdom

Age:Planted in about
Rootstock:m109
Picking:Late August/early September
Soil:stony loam 
Climate at this location:high rainfall/mild winters
Pruning:regulatory
Tree form:Not sure
Height:Up to 6ft / 2m
Cropping:Heavy crops
Growth:This tree grows fairly well here
Herbicides:Manual treatment (hoeing and weeding)
Pesticides:Un-treated
Local pests:codling moth/occasionally aphids

Owner's comments

A good apple for our high rainfall district; scab free but might get a bit of canker, regular and heavy cropper; need to thin fruit to get good size apple. Lovely aromatic apple but does not keep for long.

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