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Early Cortland

Synonyms: Mari

Summary: A Cortland style cultivar that is ready for harvest about a month earlier than the Cortland.

Identification: Medium to large, round to round conic. The base colour is green of which more than half is covered with a dense pattern of red stripes.

Characteristics: The flesh is pale cream coloured and somewhat firm. Sweet and somewhat more tart than the original Cortland.

Uses: A refreshing early eating apple. Good for juicing. Also holds its shape well for baking.

Origins: Developed at the New York State Agriculture Experiment Station in Geneva, New York (U.S.A.) in 1938 by crossing Cortland with Lodi, selected in 1949 and introduced and 1982.

Cultivation: Vigorous, upright tree with slightly drooping branches. Bears fruit on twigs and spurs. Produces fruit annually but tends to yield the most productive crops every other year.

Ploidism: Diploid. Self sterile.

16 weeks

Cold storage: Keeps up to four months in cold storage.

Vulnerabilities: Particularly susceptible to fire blight.

Harvest: Ready for harvest in the first half of the fourth period. Hangs well at maturity.

Harvest period: 4

Status: dessert

Pollination group: B

Pollination day: 7