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Fruit tree comparison - Cortland
Apple trees


Developed from McIntosh, Cortland is one of the most widely-grown Mac-style apples.  Remove this variety from the comparison


Gardening skill? Easy
Cropping Heavy
Fertility? Partially self-fertile
Flowering group? 3
Pollinating others? Average
Ploidy? Diploid
Vigour? Average growth
Bearing regularity? Regular
Fruit bearing? Partial tip-bearer
Fruit persistence? Normal ripening


Picking season? Late
Use / keeping? 2-3 weeks
Flavour quality? Good
Flavour style Sweeter
Cooking result Keeps shape

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Overall disease resistance? Good


Country of origin United States
Period of origin 1900 - 1949
Fruit colour Crimson
Leaf colour Green