Cortland apple


A variety of large, all-purpose, shiny yellow apple flushed with dark red skin and with juicy, crisp, slightly tart, white flesh, also used for cider. It retains its whiteness after cutting, making it good for adding to punches or salads. It also freezes well. This apple was raised in the United States in 1898 by SA Beach of New York State Agricultural Experimental Station and is a cross between Ben Davis and McIntosh which was introduced commercially in 1915. It was awarded the Silver Wilder Medal in 1923. This is a late-season apple which is harvested from early October in South-East England, is stored and is at its best from October to January. In the United States this is a mid-season apple picked from mid-September to early October.