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FORTUNE is new from Cornell, a Northern Spy and Empire cross which does not possess the major problems of either parent. The fruit is large, maroon-red, conic, with a wonderful flavor. The tree is much like Empire with stronger branches. This dessert apple ripens with Red Delicious in September. Preharvest drop can occur in warmer districts. Named and introduced in 1995.

Ripening Period

  • Early Fall - September