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Apples: Malus domestica 'Cortland'

Botanical name: Malus domestica 'Cortland'

Common name: apple

also known as (semi-dwarf apple)

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Planted
1
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Sprite
created by:
chief cultivator

Mercer island, Wa

at a glance

Soil: damp, acidic, sand
Sun:
  
Zones: 5a thru 8b
Care:
easy
Lifespan:
deciduous
Category:   
Attributes:

bee attracting, edible

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description for "Apples: Malus domestica 'Cortland'"

'Cortland' is what an apple is supposed to look like: radiant red, with smooth white flesh. 'Cortland's don't turn brown, which makes them ideal for salads. Fabulous, too, for pies and cider. 'Cortland' ripens about 2 weeks later than 'McIntosh,' and 'Cortland' has the same rich aroma and fine texture. Large, dark red fruit has juicy, fine-grained flesh. This variety is a superior dessert apple. Like most apples, two varieties are needed for pollination, such as 'Starkspur UltraMac' or 'Empire.' Trees reach 18 to 20 feet in height and yield approximately 10 bushels of fruit. This heavy-bearing tree ripens in late September in Zone 5. Plant trees 25-35 feet apart. -- edited by dtd pbcouchman

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