Royal Court Cortland Apple
The patented sport of the popular Cortland apple- the Royal Court Cortland Apple (RCCA) is brighter, redder, and more disease resistant than its parent. First discovered as a sport (genetic divergence from the tree of its parent) in Waterville, Nova Scotia by Jacob Hartenhof and patented in the US in 1995. The apple is uniformly red and conical in shape. Its flesh is white and is juicy and crunchy. It ripens earlier than the Cortland and displays disease resistance to apple scab and fireblight.
USDA Zone: 3-8
Mature Height: G.935 ~12-14' or 45-50% of Standard; (small) Semi-Dwarf
Sun: Full Sun
Bloom Group: 3 Mid Season
Ripening Time: Early September
Information for this apple was gathered from the US Patent Application USPP 10,049 but was unable to find a PDF available on the internet to link to.