How many ways would you like to use your apples? The Cortland Apple (Malus 'Cortland') gives you a multitude of choices. It is a cross between a Ben Davis and a McIntosh, and the variety has been cultivated for the past 100 years. It is a midseason variety, that grows well in zones 3-8.
When mature, your Cortland Apple tree will be covered with medium to large red fruit with hints of yellow. The white flesh of this variety does not turn brown after peeling as rapidly as most apple varieties, so it is a great apple to use in salads. In addition to salads, the sweet and slightly tart flesh is great for cider, pies, and freezing, so you can enjoy your apples all year long.
In April, you can expect your Cortland Apple tree to be surrounded by bees, pollinating the pink and white blooms. While partially self-fertile, you will probably want to add another variety to improve pollination and yield.
You can pair this variety with others that bloom about the same time, such as Granny Smith, Golden Delicious, Cripp's Pink, Burgundy, Florina, Grimes Golden, Redfree.
The Cortland Apple is a vigorous variety with a lovely form. It is moderately resistant to fire blight and apple scab, so you will have to worry less about pests and diseases. They are reliable bearers and will produce a full crop in 4 to 6 years.
Do you live in the northern part of the country? The Cortland Apple does well in cold climates and is able to survive cold winters. Plant this variety in rich, well-drained soil. If your soil lacks nutrients, add organic matter like leaves, compost and manure to enrich the soil. While the tree is young, you will need to water weekly as the sapling sinks its roots deep into the aquifer.
The longer you wait to put your Cortland Apple tree in the ground, the longer you will have to wait to enhance your life with the delicious apples that it will produce. Pies, cakes, cider, apple butter, in addition to canned apples and apples fresh from the tree will be yours to enjoy in a few short years. Plant this lovely variety this spring by ordering now.
Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.
Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!
Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.
|Young Plants to 18 Months|
|2"x2"x3"||Ranges from||.18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume|
|4.5" Container||Equal to||.65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume|
|Sprinter Pot||Equal to||.63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume|
|4" Container||Ranges from||.31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume|
|6" Container||Equal to||1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume|
|1 Quart||Equal to||1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume|
|5.5" Container||Equal to||1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x5"||Ranges from||.8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x6"||Ranges from||1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x9"||Ranges from||1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x10"||Ranges from||1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old|
|2 Quart||Equal to||2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume|
|#1 Container||Ranges from||2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume|
|5"x5"x12"||Equal to||3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 2 - 4 Years Old|
|#2 Container||Ranges from||1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume|
|#3 Container||Ranges from||2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 3 - 5 Years Old|
|#5 Container||Ranges from||2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume|
|#7 Container||Ranges from||5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume|
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|Botanical Name||Malus 'Cortland'|
|Mature Height||| Semi-Dwarf Height: 12 - 18 feet | Standard Height: 18 - 25 feet|
|Mature Spread||| Semi-Dwarf Spread: 10 - 15 feet | Standard Spread: 15-18 feet|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun|
|Soil Type||Well Drained|
|Harvest Time||Late Season|
|When To Prune||Late Winter|