Royal Court

Royal Court

  • Bloom:  Mid-Season
  • USDA Zone:  3
  • Fruit Storage: Keeps Well
  • Backyard Spacing: 12-15 ft.
  • Ripen:  Mid-Season
  • Uses:  Fresh eating (crisp/sweet/aromatic), dessert, cooking, Cider making

This selection has been cropped by many growers in the Northeast and is considered the superior Cortland strain. One of the most popular and widely grown all-purpose heirloom apples.
Flavor, storage ability, and horticultural characteristics are similar to the Cortland parent. Fruit is large, deep red and keeps well. Flesh is pure white, fine-textured, crisp, sweet, aromatic and very slow to brown. Tops for sauce, pies and fresh eating. It was used as a dessert apple in the 19th century. It produces a sweet fast fermenting juice and was once also use for cider making.