Redcort is a “sport” variety of Cortland, with heavy red streaking over yellow-green skin. It is a large, oblate apple with crisp and juicy white flesh. Its flavor is more tart than sweet, and it is an outstanding all-purpose apple.
Discovered: 1983, New York
Parentage: A sport variety of Cortland
Redcort was discovered in Marlboro, New York, in 1983. Sport varieties are developed from mutant branches that share many traits of the parent tree but have some distinctive quality.