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Cortland

Dessert apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Raised in 1898 by S.A. Beach at New York State Agricultural Experiment Station, Geneva, USA. Fruits have moderately juicy, slightly coarse-textured flesh with a sweet, refreshing flavour. Skin is tough.

Synonyms:
Cartland, Courtland, Courtlandt
Availability
Material available from the National Fruit Collection.
Parentage:
Ben Davis x McIntosh
Mother to:
Birgit Bonnier
Kim
Eva Lotta
Shape
Broad globose conical 2
Size
large 2
Height
59.00mm 2
Width
75.00mm 2
Ribbing
weak-medium 2
Ground Colour
Green yellow 2
Over Colour
Red 2
Over Colour (Amount)
high 2
Over Colour (Pattern)
striped 2
Russet
very low 2

Accession No.
1976 - 139

  

Accession name
Cortland (LA 72A)
Flowering time  ›››
4th May10% flowering
9th MayFull (80%) flowering
16th May90% petal fall
Picking time
Early October 1


References:
1. NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.
2. Smith, M. (1971) National Apple Register