Apple, Cortland (EMLA 111)
Cortland is a typical McIntosh style apple variety, and it has proven itself to be well-suited to the freezing temperatures experienced around the Great Lakes. Cortland is at its best when eaten soon after being picked. The sweet flavour fades quickly, as does the crispness. The flesh does not go brown very rapidly after being cut.
EMLA 111: EMLA 111 produces a tree about two-thirds the size of a standard tree. Vigorous scion varieties and better soils may grow to three-quarter size or larger. EMLA 111 is a good producing rootstock, is well anchored and tolerant of drought conditions. It is widely adapted to most soil conditions.