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Fortune Apple Scionwood (Spring 2021)


A beautiful, large, mid-late season dessert apple. Also known as NY 429.

Originally tested as NY 429, Fortune is vigorous and very productive; it will tend to biennialism if allowed to crop heavily. It is susceptible to scab, mildew, and fireblight, but resistant to cedar-apple rust. Bitter pit is also an issue with this cultivar.

The fruit is large and attractive, a deep burgundy flushed over green. The fresh eating quality is high, with a sweet-tart, sprightly flavor that lingers with tropical and citrus notes. It stores well–for up to five months–and is a great pie and sauce apple. NYSAES notes that it has the processing qualities of a Spy.

Fortune is a cross of Empire and Schoharie Spy, developed by Roger Way at Cornell and released in 1995.

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Volume Pricing

Premiums are included in the following prices if applicable. These prices are for regular scion. Add $1 for clean scion.

Quantity Fortune Apple Scion
1 $12.00
2-5 $7.00
6-10 $6.00
11-99 $5.00
100+ $4.00

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Clean vs Regular

Clean = virus-free in lab tests, suggested for grafting with some of the Geneva rootstocks, especially G.16 and G.935. Regular = may contain one of the common latent viruses; this is not usually a problem and can be used with most rootstocks.

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Originally tested as NY 429, Fortune is vigorous and very productive; it will tend to biennialism if allowed to crop heavily. It is susceptible to scab, mildew, and fireblight, but resistant to cedar-apple rust. Bitter pit is also an issue with this cultivar.

The fruit is large and attractive, a deep burgundy flushed over green. The fresh eating quality is high, with a sweet-tart, sprightly flavor that lingers with tropical and citrus notes. It stores well–for up to five months–and is a great pie and sauce apple. NYSAES notes that it has the processing qualities of a Spy.

Fortune is a cross of Empire and Schoharie Spy, developed by Roger Way at Cornell and released in 1995.

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The Fruit

Fruit Type

Category: Apple
Subcategory: Hot-Climate

Fruit Uses & Storage

Uses: fresh eating, baking, storage, sauce
Storage duration: three plus months (approximate, depending on storage conditions)

Fruit Appearance

Skin color: red
Flesh color: yellow

Fruit Origins

Parentage: Empire x Schoharie Spy
Origin: Geneva, NY
Introduced in: 1995
Introduced by: Roger Way; NYSAES

The Environment

Calendar & Geography

USDA zones: 5 - 8
Chill hours: 0
Ripening date: Oct 20 (approximate, in New York State) + 35 days after McIntosh

Diseases & Pests

Apple Scab: Susceptible
Bitter Pit: Susceptible
Cedar-Apple Rust: Resistant
Fireblight: Susceptible
Powdery Mildew: Susceptible

Pollination

Pollination Factors

Bloom group: 3
Is it self-fertile? N
Is it fertile? Y
Ploidy: Diploid

Pollination Partners

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