CLASSIC, FRESH OFF THE TREE SNACKING APPLE
- Sweet and juicy apples that are best when eaten fresh off the tree
- Fragrant, white blooms appear in spring
- Blooms attract bees and other pollinators each spring
- Green foliage all season longs turns a bright yellow come fall
- Can be used in baking, jellies and sauces
- Partially self-fertile but produces a larger harvest with Golden Delicious or Granny Smith nearby
- Hand Selected, Fresh from the Grower
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- Hardiness Zone: 4-7
- Mature Height: 8-12' tall
- Mature Width: 8-12' wide
- Exposure: Full Sun
- Spacing: 8-12' apart
Why plant Cortland Apple Bare Root?
The Cortland Apple is an heirloom apple that has been a favorite of many since the time your grandparents or even great-grandparents were kids. With a Cortland Apple Tree in your yard, you’ll be able to enjoy the taste of this sweet, juicy classic just like they did. In fact, the flavor is most intense right off the tree and declines somewhat in storage, so the way to truly appreciate this variety is to avoid store-bought apples and grow your own tree. Cortland apples that have been in storage for awhile are still great for cooking and will make mouth-watering pies, strudels, cakes, jellies, and applesauce.
The Cortland Apple debuted in 1915 from the New York State Agricultural Experiment Station in Geneva and was named for Cortland County, New York. Its parents were the famous McIntosh Apple, which contributed a lot of the flavor, and a variety called ‘Ben Davis’, which gave this tree its excellent cold-hardiness. Another remarkable trait of the Cortland apple is that the snow-white flesh is extremely resistant to browning, so slices you cut for a salad or fruit tray won’t get yucky. This tree opens its lovely white blossoms in mid-season and will set fruit without a pollinator, although having another Apple Tree or Crabapple Tree in the vicinity will improve production.
How to use Cortland Apple Bare Root in the landscape?
With a Cortland Apple Tree in the backyard, wholesome snacking is right outside your door. You can feel good about the kids indulging in these sweet treats to their hearts’ content. Low-calorie apples—a good source of fiber, vitamin C, and antioxidants—have been shown to combat asthma and some forms of cancer and to help your body regulate blood sugar levels.
Hardiness Zone: 4-7
How To Plant Cortland Apple Bare Root
In general, Apple Trees are easy to grow, but getting a big harvest of unblemished fruit can be a real challenge, as there are several pests and diseases that find Apples like Cortland as tasty as we do. There are many steps you can take, however, to protect your tree in effective but responsible ways. Our growers are happy to help you find the best plan for you; contact them anytime at firstname.lastname@example.org. Practicing good culture and hygiene will go a long way towards keeping your tree strong and healthy. Plant your Cortland Apple Tree in full sun in a site with well-drained soil and good air circulation. Water regularly and mulch to keep the root zone cool and evenly moist. And always promptly remove and destroy any diseased branches, leaves, or fruit.
How To Water
When first planted, water your Cortland Apple at least twice a week, depending on the weather. Apple trees don't like 'wet feet', however, they do need help sourcing water when young!
How To Fertilize
As you plant your Cortland Apple, you should fertilize with the Bower & Branch Elements Starter Plant Food. Continue feeding your tree each spring as it breaks dormancy to be sure it has all it needs for a healthy growing season!
How To Prune
It is best to prune your Cortland Apple when dormant. You'll need to remove any cross branching or diseased branches.
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