Apple, Cortland | Malus

SKU: 243 Category:

Cortland apples are a medium to large varietal with a flattened, round to conical appearance. The apple’s skin is semi-thin, smooth, and taut, showcasing a faint sheen that becomes greasy with age. The skin also has a yellow-green base hue, covered in bright red blushing and striping. It is common to see Cortland apples with green specks and some russeting, depending on growing conditions, and the green coloring is not an indication of ripeness. Underneath the surface, the flesh is white, fine-grained, aqueous, and soft with a crisp consistency. When freshly harvested, Cortland apples will have a pleasant snap-like crunch, but the flesh will become softer with extended storage, losing its texture. The flesh also encases a central fibrous core filled with tiny black-brown seeds. Cortland apples are slightly sweeter than their McIntosh parent and are balanced with subtle tartness, creating a sweet, tangy, vinous taste.