~ Trees will begin shipping mid-April! ~
Brilliantly sweet and perfectly tart, gloriously juicy and easy to grow! Cordera hails from the lineage of Honeycrisp and an unnamed relative of Liberty, combining flavor and disease resistance for the ages. When we first savored Cordera in the fall of 2021, we fell in love with the bright fruit sweetness and rich aroma, the depth of flavor and the fabulous crunch. The bright rose and crimson skin shines with speckled yellow, straight out of a fairy tale.
If you’ve never heard of Cordera, you’re not alone — and not for long! We first tasted Cordera at Black Diamond Orchard, practically an apple’s throw (!) from Cornell, who we have to thank for cultivating this extraordinary new apple across many, many seasons. Formerly known as NY56, Cordera® is the best of both worlds, with flavors from Honeycrisp and excellent Apple Scab disease resistance from Liberty. Ideal for all who wish to spray less or not at all, Cordera® fruit also store well into the winter.
Our Organic Cordera Semi-Dwarf Apple Trees are bareroot nursery stock, and are graded to a minimum of 36” tall when Fall-dug from the nursery. All of our Organic Semi-Dwarf Apple varieties are grafted onto semi-dwarf Geneva apple rootstocks, making them easier to pick, prune and maintain than standard sized trees. Proven to be cold hardy, as well as resistant to Fireblight, Phytophthora and replant disease, Geneva semi-dwarf rootstocks induce fruit bearing in just a few years. Keeping most Apple varieties to between 10 and 12 feet tall at maturity, our semi-dwarf Apple trees will usually require support from staking or trellising throughout their lifespan. The reduced tree size allows trees to be spaced 8 to 15 feet apart if planted in a row.
Cordera needs another Apple variety nearby for Pollination! All of the Apples we offer are compatible pollination partners.
These rootstocks and some of our fruit tree varieties are patented... to learn more, hop over here.
Tree shipping is limited to the following states:
CT, DC, DE, IA, IL, IN, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, NH, NJ, NY, OH, PA, RI, VA, VT, WI, WV
Note: Please purchase trees separately from other items (however the Tree Abundance Kit + trees in an order is grand)!