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Apple Varieties of New York State

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Cortland


Cortland

Picture a fresh fruit cup featuring beautiful, snow-white apples. It’s likely made with Cortland, the very best Apple Country® salad apple. This great, all-purpose apple was developed at the New York State Agricultural Experiment Station in Geneva in 1898.

Profile
  • Sweet, with a hint of tartness
  • Juicy
  • Tender, snow-white flesh
Best Uses
  • Excellent for eating, salads, sauces, pies and baking
  • Good for freezing
Special Hint
  • Cortland apples are wonderful for kabobs, fruit plates and garnishes because they don't turn brown quickly when cut.
Availability
  • September through April

Even More NY Apple Varieties


Wait: there are more! The apple varieties on this chart may not be widely available, but all are grown annually in New York State. If you are interested, discover a grower/farm market that produces each of these varieties – and others – on our locator maps.
Apple VarietyFlavor ProfileBest UsesAvailability
Baldwin* Tart Eat, Sauce, Bake, Pie Oct. - April
Golden Russet* Sweet Eat, Salad, Sauce, Pie Oct. - Dec.
Golden Supreme* Sweet Eat, Salad, Sauce Sept. - April
Jonathan Tart Eat, Salad, Sauce, Pie Sept. - April
Lady* Sweet Eat, Decorative Nov. - Dec.
Liberty* Sweet Eat Sept. - Dec.
Lodi* Tart Sauce, Pie July - Sept.
Monroe* Tart - sweet Eat, Salad, Sauce, Bake Oct. - Dec.
Newtown Pippin* Sweet Eat, Salad, Bake Oct. - Dec.
Northern Spy Tart Eat, Sauce, Bake, Pie, Freeze Oct. - Dec.
Pound Sweet* Sweet Bake October
Rhode Island Greening* Tart Sauce, Pie, Bake Oct. - Feb.
Spigold* Sweet Eat, Pie Oct. - Nov.
Stayman/Winesap* Sweet Eat, Salad, Sauce, Bake, Pie Oct. - April
Tydeman Sweet Eat Aug. - Sept.
Yellow Transparent* Tart Pie July - Sept.

* These can only be found at farm markets and roadside stands, not in grocery stores.