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William Crump apple trees

William Crump
William Crump is listed in the RHS Plants for Pollinators
  • Picking season: Late
  • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
  • Flowering group: 3
A little-known high quality English apple, related to Cox and Worcester Pearmain.

William Crump apple trees for sale

Bare-root

  • BR11-year bare-root tree MM106 rootstock £34.95
    Large tree (3m-5m after 10 years)
  • BR22-year (1.75m) bare-root tree M25 rootstock £46.95
    Very large tree (4m-7m after 10 years)
Pre-ordering

You can pre-order now, deliveries start in September.

Delivery charges

Delivery for a single tree starts at £9.95. It is calculated when you add trees to your basket, based on your postcode.

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

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

Growing

  • Gardening skillAverage
  • Self-fertilityNot self-fertile
  • Flowering group3
  • Pollinating othersAverage
  • Climate suitabilityTemperate climates

Using

  • Picking seasonLate
  • CroppingGood
  • Keeping (of fruit)1-2 months
  • Food usesEating fresh

Problems

  • Disease resistanceAverage

Identification

  • Country of originUnited Kingdom
  • Period of origin1900 - 1949
  • Blossom colourWhite
  • Fruit colourOrange / Red