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Pixie

Pixie

Pixie. Photo courtesy of whatamieating.com/flickr.com

This is a delicious small crisp apple. It will keep in cool conditions to well into the New Year. It should not be picked until well into October. Taste it first before you pick it. By nature, all small apples keep better when compared with larger ones. To ensure good fruit size in the variety Pixie, make sure that the tree structure is kept open so that light can penetrate throughout the canopy. Pixie is a healthy tree and a good pollinator.

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Laxton Fortune

Laxton Fortune. Image courtesy Lathcoats Farm Shop/flickr.com

This is not a particularly large apple or a heavy cropping tree. It is a mid-season apple which ripens well on the tree in mid September. It has a wonderful taste and is sweet and particularly juicy when fully ripe. It needs to be pollinated well, as it is not self-fertile. Good pollinators are for example Red Pippin also called Fiesta, Red Falstaff and Egremont Russet to name a few. It is most suitable for growing on rootstock M26. It can then be planted within a reasonably small space. Keeping quality 3 to 4 weeks if kept really cool, such as in the bottom of the fridge.

Click here to go to the Tree Varieties page, where you can select this and other varieties with a provisional order