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Apple trees
Mutsu (Crispin)

Mutsu (or Crispin) is a high quality apple from Japan, with a good flavor, and also sharp enough for cooking.
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Apple trees
Mutsu (Crispin)
Picking seasonLate
CroppingGood
Keeping (of fruit)3 months or more
Fruit persistenceNormal ripening
Flavour qualityVery good
WildlifeRHS perfect for pollinators
Flavour style (apples)Sweet/Sharp
Food usesEating fresh
Culinary
Juice
Dual purpose
Cooking resultKeeps shape
Discoloration of fruitOxidising
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Growing


Apple trees
Mutsu (Crispin)
Gardening skillAverage
Self-fertilityNot self-fertile
Flowering group3
Pollinating othersPoor
PloidyTriploid
VigourVigorous
Bearing regularityBiennial tendency
Fruit bearingSpur-bearer
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Problems


Apple trees
Mutsu (Crispin)
Disease resistancePoor
ScabSome susceptibility
MildewSome resistance
FireblightSome susceptibility
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Climate


Apple trees
Mutsu (Crispin)
Climate suitabilityTemperate climates
Warm climates
Cold hardiness (USDA)(5) -20F / -29C
Summer average maximum temperaturesCool ( 20-24C / 68-75F)
Warm (25-30C / 76-85F)
Hot (>30C / 86F)
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Identification


Apple trees
Mutsu (Crispin)
Country of originJapan
Period of origin1900 - 1949
Flower colourWhite
Leaf colourGreen
Fruit colourGreen
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