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William Crump apple trees

William Crump

William Crump is an interesting marriage of the complex sophisticated flavours of Cox's Orange Pippin with the refreshing fruity flavours of Worcester Pearmain.

Visually it is exactly what you would expect - it looks like a red-coloured Cox. You might also expect given this pedigree it would be an early-season apple like Worcester Pearmain, or mid-season like Cox - but it ripens a bit later in the season and keeps somewhat better than Cox as well

William Crump apple trees for sale

Bare-root

  • BR11-year bare-root tree MM106 rootstock £19.95
    Large tree (3m-4m after 10 years)
  • BR21-year bare-root tree M25 rootstock £19.95
    Very large tree (4m-7m after 10 years)

History

William Crump was raised by a Mr Carless of Rowe's Nurseries in Worcester at the start of the 20th century. It is a cross between Cox's Orange Pippin and Worcester Pearmain. It received the RHS Award of Merit in 1908.

William Crump characteristics

Using

  • CroppingGood
  • Picking seasonLate
  • Keeping (of fruit)1-2 months
  • Flavour qualityVery good
  • WildlifeRHS perfect for pollinators
  • Flavour style (apples)Aromatic
  • Food usesEating fresh

Growing

  • Gardening skillAverage
  • Self-fertilityNot self-fertile
  • Flowering group3
  • Pollinating othersAverage
  • PloidyDiploid
  • VigourAverage vigour
  • Bearing regularityRegular
  • Fruit bearingSpur-bearer

Problems

  • Disease resistanceAverage

Climate

  • Climate suitabilityTemperate climates
  • Summer average maximum temperaturesCool ( 20-24C / 68-75F)

Identification

  • Country of originUnited Kingdom
  • Period of origin1900 - 1949
  • Flower colourWhite
  • Leaf colourGreen
  • Fruit colourOrange / Red
  • AwardsRHS Award of Garden Merit