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William's Pride apple

Last updated 28 Oct 2011.

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Current rating: 4.6 out of 5. Total votes cast: 5

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23 Sep 2011 
I have grown this tree on small root stock for 10 years with great success. Usually the fruits are medium sized. This year due to our wet cold spring and early summer we had very little fruit. After a period of warm weather we just harvested apples from this tree that were double in size. They make excellent apples sauce. They were a little dry for pies. Interestingly the flavor for eating out of hand wasn't as sweet this year. This apple does not keep well for very long. It is a very well-behaved tree for a small garden area in full sun and well irrigated.

31 Aug 2011 
Got fruit on this tree first time this year, beautiful deep purple/red apples with fantastic fall apple flavor - in July.

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Fruit is medium in size and slightly conic in shape with a rich aromatic flavor. Apples are 70-80% red with excellent eating quality.


  • Species: Malus domestica
  • Parentage: PRI 1018-101 x NJ 50
  • Originates from: United States
  • Introduced: 1988
  • Developed by: PRI (Purdue, Rutgers, Illinois Co Op)
  • Orange Pippin Cultivar ID: 1982


  • Flesh colour: Pale Pink or Red
  • Flesh colour: Yellow to Very Yellow
  • Fruit size: Medium


  • Uses: Eat fresh
  • Harvest period: Early season


  • Flowering period: Early-Mid season
  • Flowering group: 2 Extended bloom period from early to mid/late season
  • Pollinating others: Good
  • Bearing regularity: Biennial tendency
  • General disease resistance: Good


  • Climate suitability: Temperate climates
  • Climate suitability: Warm climates
  • Blossom frost-resistance: Good resistance

Disease resistance

  • Mildew  - Some resistance
  • Fireblight  - Some resistance
  • Cedar apple rust  - Some resistance
  • Bitter pit  - Some resistance

Relationships to other varieties

Parents and other ancestors of this variety:

References and further reading about this variety

  • Cedar-Apple Rust  
    Author: Stephen Vann, University of Arkansas, Division of Agriculture (FSA7538)
    Rated as susceptible - control usually needed where CAR is prevalent.

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United States


Latest Spring blossom records for this variety

2013 season

  • 9th May  2013  - tree owned by Jim in HALLSTEAD, United States
  • 22nd April  2013  - tree owned by Florian in Brush Prairie, United States

2012 season

  • 7th May  2012  - tree owned by Peter in BRIDGETOWN, Canada
  • 22nd April  2012  - tree owned by Florian in Brush Prairie, United States
  • 20th April  2012  - tree owned by Chuck in WORTHINGTON, United States

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Latest harvest records for this variety

2013 season

  • 3rd week August  2013  - tree owned by Jim in HALLSTEAD, United States
  • 1st week August  2013  - tree owned by Florian in Brush Prairie, United States
  • August  2013  - tree owned by Dave in SANTA BARBARA, United States

2012 season

  • 1st week August  2012  - tree owned by Nathan in TUALATIN, United States
  • 1st week August  2012  - tree owned by Peter in BRIDGETOWN, Canada

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