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Ortley

Dessert apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Originated in New Jersey, USA in the orchard of Michael Ortley. Described in 1817 as Woolman's Long Pippin. Re-named Ortley in 1825. In 1872, the commercial synonym Cleopatra came into use. Fruits have tender, very juicy flesh with a pleasant mild flavour. Fruits bruise easily. Tree tends to be biennial.

Synonyms:
Cleo, Cleopatra, Crane's Pippin, Davis, Davis White Belleflower, Davis White Bellflower, Detroit, Detroit of the West, Golden Pippin, Greasy Pippin, Green Bellflower, Hollow Core Pippin, Hollow Cored Pippin, Hollow-cored Pippin, Inman, Jersey Greening, Marrow Pippin, Melting Pippin, Ohio Favorite, Ohio Favourite, Oregon Ortley, Ortley Apple, Ortley Pippin, Otley, Tod's Golden Pippin, Todd's Golden Pippin, Tom Woodward Pippin, Tom Woodward's Pippin, Van Dyme, Van Dyne, Warren Pippin, White Belle-Fleur, White Bellefleur, White Belleflower, White Bellflower, White Detroit, White Pippin, White Seek-no Further, Willow Leaf Pippin, Wolman's Long, Woodman's Long, Woodman's Song, Woodward's Pippin, Woolman's Long, Woolman's Long Pippin, Woolnary Long, Yellow Pippin
Availability
Material available from the National Fruit Collection.

Accession No.
1950 - 121

  

Accession name
Ortley
Flowering time  ›››
7th May10% flowering
12th MayFull (80%) flowering
19th May90% petal fall
Picking time
Late October 1
Size
large 1
Shape
Globose conical 1
Height
68.47 mm 1
Width
71.53 mm 1
Ribbing
weak 1
Crown
very weak 1
Ground Colour
Yellow 1
Over Colour
n/a 1
Over Colour Amount
absent 1
Over Colour Pattern
n/a 1
Russet
very low 1
Greasiness
Medium 1
Crunch
crisp 1
Coarseness
fine 1
Juiciness
juicy 1
Flesh Colour
Yellowish 1


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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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