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Cortland Apple Scionwood (Spring 2023)


A very cold-hardy dessert apple that doesn't brown when sliced.

Cortland has an upright-spreading habit, and it is somewhat susceptible to the major apple diseases: cedar-apple rust, fireblight, powdery mildew, and scab. It is also susceptible to blister spot, but this is a cosmetic issue that will be of concern only to commercial growers. An extremely cold-hardy tree, it is widely grown in New York, northern New England, and the Great Lakes area.

This medium-sized apple is covered with a dark red flush over a yellow background. The flesh is soft, fine-grained, and juicy, and the flavor is sweeter than McIntosh, which is its mother. Cortland's most notable feature is that its snow-white flesh doesn't brown after cutting; this makes it an excellent apple for slicing into salads, fruit plates, or lunchboxes. It is also a favorite baking and sauce apple.

Cortland is a cross of McIntosh and Ben Davis, first produced in Geneva, New York and released in 1915. It was bred by S. A. Beach, who is also author of the venerable Apples of New York.

Volume Pricing

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Quantity Cortland 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

Our clean scion is harvested from trees grown on G.16, which is extremely sensitive to viruses. These trees would not have survived if the scion contained viruses. Our clean wood has not been lab tested. 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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Cortland has an upright-spreading habit, and it is somewhat susceptible to the major apple diseases: cedar-apple rust, fireblight, powdery mildew, and scab. It is also susceptible to blister spot, but this is a cosmetic issue that will be of concern only to commercial growers. An extremely cold-hardy tree, it is widely grown in New York, northern New England, and the Great Lakes area.

This medium-sized apple is covered with a dark red flush over a yellow background. The flesh is soft, fine-grained, and juicy, and the flavor is sweeter than McIntosh, which is its mother. Cortland's most notable feature is that its snow-white flesh doesn't brown after cutting; this makes it an excellent apple for slicing into salads, fruit plates, or lunchboxes. It is also a favorite baking and sauce apple.

Cortland is a cross of McIntosh and Ben Davis, first produced in Geneva, New York and released in 1915. It was bred by S. A. Beach, who is also author of the venerable Apples of New York.


The Fruit

Fruit Type

Category: Apple
Subcategory: Cold-Hardy, Hot-Climate

Fruit Uses & Storage

Uses: fresh eating, baking, sauce
Storage duration: less than one month (approximate, depending on storage conditions)

Fruit Appearance

Skin color: red
Flesh color: white

Fruit Origins

Parentage: McIntosh x Ben Davis
Origin: Geneva, NY
Introduced in: 1915
Introduced by: S. A. Beach, NYSAES

The Environment

Calendar & Geography

USDA zones: 4 - 8
Chill hours: 1000
Ripening date: Sep 29 (approximate, in New York State) + 14 days after McIntosh

Diseases & Pests

Apple Blister Spot: Susceptible
Apple Scab: Susceptible
Brown Rot, Blossom Blight, Fruit Rot: Resistant
Cedar-Apple Rust: Susceptible
Fireblight: Susceptible
Powdery Mildew: Very Susceptible

Pollination

Pollination Factors

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

Pollination Partners

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Pink Lady® Cripps Pink CV. Apple 2023 0
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Florina Apple 2023 0

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