An attractive, highly disease-resistant apple, ideal for organic growers.
Fortune Apple Apple Scionwood (Spring 2023)
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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Fruit Uses & Storage
Uses: fresh eating, baking, storage, sauce
Storage duration: three plus months (approximate, depending on storage conditions)
Skin color: red
Flesh color: yellow
Parentage: Empire x Schoharie Spy
Origin: Geneva, NY
Introduced in: 1995
Introduced by: Roger Way; NYSAES
Calendar & Geography
USDA zones: 5 - 8
Chill hours: Not yet determined
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
Powdery Mildew: Susceptible
Bloom group: 3
Is it self-fertile? N
Is it fertile? Y
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|Wolf River Apple||0|
|Williams' Pride Apple||0|
|Wickson Crab Apple||0|
|White Winter Pearmain Apple||0|
|Virginia Crab Apple||0|
|Spitzenburg Esopus Apple||0|
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