Ortley

Sweet Tart
Description

Ortley (Cleopatra, White Detroit, Vandyne, White Bellflower, Woolman’s Long Pippin), is a New Jersey apple introduced in 1825. Ortley has patches of red on a pale yellow skin. It has tender, juicy flesh and mild flavor. Fruits bruise easily. Tree tends to be biennial.The fruit bruises easily, and the trees are susceptible to pests.

Discovered: 1825 New Jersey

Parentage: White Detroit, Vandyne, White Bellflower, Woolman's Long Pippin

Harvest: None

History

Ortley was discovered in the orchard of Michael Ortley in 1817 and was originally called Woolman’s Long Pippin. It was renamed Ortley in 1825.