The Cortland is an incredibly juicy, sweet-tart apple with a crisp and refreshing bright white flesh. A cross between MacIntosh and Ben Davis, the Cortland has been a New England favorite for over 100 years and is an excellent pie or crisp apple. In addition, Cortlands are slow to discolor, so they work well sliced in salads or lunch boxes, on fruit plates, or as a garnish.
Fresh apples are best stored in the refrigerator.
Bill and Andrea at Champlain Orchards are committed to ecological practices and are Eco-Apple certified. Due to the challenges of our Northeast climate, organic certification of apples is incredibly difficult. Their apples are never sprayed; only in the flowering stage are the trees treated using Integrated Pest Management to cut down on the risk of scab. No chemical pesticides are used on the orchards.
These apples are delicious and have a wonderful flavor- just like the description- very sweet with a hint of tartness. It has a really nice flesh.