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Fortune Apple on G.11 (Spring 2022)


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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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.


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

Tree Height & Spacing

Rootstock: G.11 Rootstock
Rootstock size class: Dwarf (25% of Standard)
Tree spacing (natural spread of tree): 8'
Good for wildlife planting? N

Diseases & Pests

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

Pollination

Pollination Factors

Bloom group: 3
Is it self-fertile? N
Is it fertile? Y
Ploidy: Diploid
Rootstock size class: Dwarf (25% of Standard)

Pollination Partners

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