Cortland was one of the first varieties developed from the popular McIntosh, and inherits the characteristic sweet white flesh and crimson skin of its father. However Cortland is a noticeably larger apple and in a good season the flavour can have a more robust yet perfumed quality. A good apple for eating fresh, and also for sweet and savory salads, since cut slices do not brown readily. Parentage: Ben Davis x McIntosh. Introduced / discovered in 1898 / 1915.