All about apples, pears, plums, and cherries - and orchards where they are grown
see more people who have registered a tree of this variety >

About this Cortland Apple tree

Owner: Virginia

Location:  LANDER, WYOMING, United States

Visiting: By arrangement

Age: Planted in about 1960
Soil characteristics at this location: Tends towards alkali 
Climate at this location: Four seasons with moderate to severe winters.
Pruning: I prune it for fireblight, lighten branch load, lower top, good shape and fruit-bearing.
Age of this tree: Not sure
Tree form: Not sure
Height: Taller than 15ft / 4m
Cropping: Medium crops
Growth characteristics: This tree grows easily here
Herbicides: Un-treated
Pesticides: Chemical treatments
Main local pests: Apple worms, fireblight

Owner's comments

The tree has bad sun scald on the south side of the trunk. The trunk is actually u-shaped, with the core rotted away. The tree has to be kept severely pruned back to reduce strain on the trunk and branches.

Season records for this tree

Season Blossom date Picking date / Yield Size Season notes
250kg / 550lbs 4.5m / 15.0ft high
5.5m / 18.3ft wide
Canker: Not present
Scab: Not present
Mildew: Not present
Fireblight: Mild attack
Cedar-apple rust: Mild attack
This was an unprecedented harvest year. We still don't have all the apples picked!




Sign in | Register

Top 10 Varieties

Top 10 highest ranked varieties

Top 10 most voted on varieties

Our Top 10 most popular variety descriptions

©2018 Orange Pippin Ltd. All rights reserved.
Website by: Amarsys and Black Twig
You may not reproduce any of the content of this website without our express permission.
We do not accept any liability for loss or damage incurred as a result of any errors in the content of this website.