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Red Cortland Apple

Red Cortland Apple

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Cortland-Red Cortland Apple

Malus domestica 'Cortland'

Cortland is an old-time heritage apple that Grandpa grew up with. Cortland is large, and round and similar in looks to McIntosh, but its flavor is very distinct. It is fairly crisp and juicy, but is excellent for eating, cooking and cider.


12-15 Feet



10-14 Feet


Hardiness Zone


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3876 Red Cortland Apple on Semi-Standard (EMLA 111) root, Large 1/2-5/8" caliper grade $26.99 Add to Cart

Malus domestica 'Cortland'
Homeowner Growing and Maintenance Tips

Cortland is a very vigorous grow that bears heavy annual crops. It ripens just after McIntosh, and blooms early in the season. It is susceptible to scab, mildew and fire blight so regular sprays and proper care is necessary.


A Little History about Cortland-Red Cortland Apple

Cortland is a cross of Ben Davis and McIntosh, made in 1898, at the famous horticultural experiment station at Geneva, NY. It was introduced in 1915-- the same year Grandpa was born!

Malus domestica 'Cortland' Characteristics & Attributes

Bloom Character
Early blooming
Pollinizer needed
Fruit Characteristics
Large fruit
Growth Rate/Habit
Very vigorous
Early to bear
Spreading habit
Harvest Period
Early fall
Other Attributes
Very juicy
Short shelf-life
Complex flavor
Sub-acid flavor
Site Requirements
Full Sun
Very hardy
Skill Required
Average skill
High dessert quality
Juice or Cider