Apple – William Crump – Nov 2020

William Crump is a relatively large apple by modern standards. It was named after the head gardener at Madresfield Court in Worcesterhire in 1908. It is a cross between Cox’s Orange Pippin and Worcester Pearmain, hence its bright red skin and yellow flesh.

It is juicy sweet and acid when ripe (some say it tastes of pineapples), but mellows to a more sweet apple. It can store until February. It is primarily an eating apple, but due to its larger size, we use it for cooking. As it is more sweet, no extra sugar is needed in cooking.

It is spur bearing (watch out when pruning) and it is self sterile (needs another pollinator).

William Crump

William Crump

William Crump

William Crump

William Crump

William Crump

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