Malus domestica / Apple--Cortland
The popular ‘Cortland’ is a cross between ‘McIntosh’ and ‘Ben Davis’, known for sweet flavor and white flesh that is resistant to browning.
Apples are probably the most common fruit grown in our area, for good reason: Beautiful flowers that feed beneficial insects early in the season, many varieties of delicious fruits, potential for making vinegar and hard cider. Growing apple trees is a great idea, but it requires some skills and understanding. For fruit tree tips read our blog post “Tips for Growing Fruit Trees in the Hudson Valley”:
Plant two different varieties of apple trees to achieve pollination and get fruit.
Plant delivery is free within the City of Beacon. Deliveries outside the City of Beacon are by a $65/hour fee, which includes travel and placement of material.