Apple
Malus x domestica 'Cortland'

Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Malus (MAY-lus) (Info)
Species: x domestica (doh-MESS-tik-a) (Info)
Cultivar: Cortland
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Height:

12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)

Spacing:

12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)

USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Bloom Time:

Early season flowering

Pollination:

Unknown - Tell us

Rootstock Vigor:

Unknown - Tell us

Bearing Habit:

Unknown - Tell us

Disease Resistance:

Unknown - Tell us

Fruit Usage:

Unknown - Tell us

Other details:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Flowers are fragrant

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

By grafting

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Athol, Idaho

Traverse City, Michigan

Salisbury, New Hampshire

Putney, Vermont

Gardeners' Notes:

1
positive
2
neutrals
0
negatives
RatingContent
Neutral

On May 10, 2013, Sheilanagigue from Putney, VT wrote:

Last fall I moved to a home in southern VT that has a nice little orchard. The previous owner gave me a map of the varieties of fruit. One tree, a Mac/ Cortland mix, looks like it didn't survive the winter. I wonder why and if this variety is susceptible to disease. If I find out more, I'll add another post.

Neutral

On Dec 11, 2004, smiln32 from Oklahoma City, OK (Zone 7a) wrote:

Definately a good cooking apple. Flesh is white. Good all-around apple. Great for cider, too.

If this tree is thinned at fruit-set, the tree will produce well yearly.

Positive

On Nov 27, 2004, Big_Red from Bethelridge, KY (Zone 6a) wrote:

Cortland is a cross of Ben Davis and McIntosh which originated at the New York State Agricultural Experimental Station in 1898. A medium-sized apple with smooth yellowish skin mostly covered with dark red and crimson. The fine-grained tender white flesh is very juicy and does not brown rapidly after exposure to air. A reliable and highly productive tree which comes into bearing early. Ripens late September to early October.

A great pie apple.