Cortland apple identification

Cortland apple identification
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 1915.

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Identification

  • Flesh colour - White
  • Flesh colour - Pale Pink or Red
  • Fruit size - Medium
  • Fruit size - Variable
  • Shape features - Regular
  • Bultitude apple group - 6. Red flushed, smooth, sweet
  • Russet - Present
  • Russet details - Dots, Patches, Spots, Netting
  • All green or yellow - Other colors present
  • Skin color (when ripe) - Red
  • Skin color (when ripe) - Red (+/or) Purple to nearly Black
  • Skin blush - Present
  • Skin blush (color) - Red to Deep Red into Dark Purple
  • Bloom - Present
  • Skin feel - Smooth, Shiny, Glossy, Porcelain-like
  • Stripes - Stripes present
  • Stem (length) - Short
  • Stem Cavity (side view depth) - Medium
  • Stem Cavity (skin features) - Lipped - fold of skin over stem end
  • Stem Cavity (skin features) - Russet, Scaly
  • Basin width - Narrow
  • Basin (protruberances) - Furrowed, Wavy, Puckered etc.
  • Dots (description) - White
  • Dots (skin lenticels) - Inconspicuous, not prominent
  • Flesh (texture) - Crisp, Breaking
  • Flesh (texture) - Firm, Hard
  • Flesh (grain) - Fine

Using

  • Uses - Eat fresh
  • Uses - Cooking
  • Flavour quality - Good
  • Flavour style - Vinous
  • Harvest period - Mid season

Growing

  • Flowering period - Mid season
  • Flowering group - 3
  • First planted - Before 1950

References

  • 'Apples for the 21st Century' by Manhart
  • Cortland - tasting notes, history, and pedigree on OrangePippin.com



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