It’s no wonder Snow White couldn’t resist: the Cortland apple, with its crimson and gold skin and sweet white flesh, is best known as an all-purpose apple, making it perfect for desserts. (We hear Snow had a sweet tooth, you know.) The hybrid between McIntosh and Ben Davis varieties, it’s also used in fresh salads and fruit plates.
Taste: Sweet and juicy with a hint of tartness; tender, snow-white flesh
Use: Eating, salads, sauces, baking; good for freezing
Nutritional value: Low in calories, high in water and vitamins A, B, and C
Fun fact: Cortland apples are slow to brown when cut, making them the perfect option for fruit plates
Availability: September through April