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Candy Crisp® apple

Discovered as a chance seedling growing in a Red Delicious orchard and therefore thought to be related.  It has a similar shape to Red Delicious but the skin color is golden yellow.

Last updated 28 Dec 2011.

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Current rating: 3.7 out of 5. Total votes cast: 14

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17 Mar 2018 
I only had one apple out of four trees but considering the previous owner (landscaper) only planted this variety, I was surprised to get any, Nice crisp, tasty apple I'm anxious to get more of a taste.

14 Jan 2016 
This apple has a very sweet taste! It tastes like a cross between golden delicious and a honey crisp. A bit soft texture, I prefer a crisper texture but it is a very good eating apple!

22 Oct 2015 
Candy crisp apple lives up to its name. Nice and crispy with good texture. Super sweet. I prefer a more tart apple. This one is too sweet for me and lacks apple flavor. I am enjoying it diced I to plain Greek yogurt. The combo is excellent.

07 Oct 2015 
Sampled at a farmer's market in Orange County, CA. Locally grown. I thought it had good juice and crunch but far too sweet for my taste. Similar to Honeycrisp

22 Oct 2013 
AWESOME eating apple. I am difficult to please when it comes to apples. Crunchy/hard yet very sweet. Found at Isom's orchard hwy 72 just east of Athens, AL

15 Jan 2013 
Bo - I found this to be nearly identical to the Honeycrisp, with only slightly less sweetness, yet with less of an apple flavor giving the fructose a more caramel taste. Enjoyable, but a firm second to the Honeycrisp. Brent - This apple's texture and flavor make it one of the best sweet apples I've ever had. Very crisp without being too hard to eat and sweet as candy.

04 Jan 2013 
Just moved to the Hudson Valley this year from Chicago. Found a Candy Crisp in a local grocery chain and it has become my new favorite fruit. I never understood why people like apples. This apple is the best fruit I have ever tasted. My friend from wisconsin never heard of this variety. Her favorite is a Honey Crisp (which never impressed me) she cant wait to visit the Hudson Valley to try this Candy Crisp !

08 Oct 2012 
Ive tasted this apple. I thought it was delicious. It was similar to a honey crisp but less tart. Quite yummy!!

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Glossy yellow, and generally russet free apple with an extremely mild, somewhat pear-like flavor. Large, conical fruits is occasionally blushed with soft pink.


  • Species: Malus domestica
  • Parentage: Chance seedling
  • Originates from: New York, United States
  • Orange Pippin Cultivar ID: 1644


  • Fruit colour: Yellow / Gold


  • Flavour style: Sweeter
  • Harvest period: Late season
  • Use / keeping: 1-2 months


  • Flowering group: 4
  • Fertility: Self-sterile
  • Ploidy: Diploid
  • Vigour: Slightly large


  • Climate suitability: Tolerates cold winters

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United States

Latest Spring blossom records for this variety

2017 season

  • 18th May  2017  - tree owned by Keith in Rouses Point, United States
  • May  2017  - tree owned by Maryjane in Prineville, United States

2013 season

  • 18th May  2013  - tree owned by Mike in Westfield, United States

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Latest harvest records for this variety

2017 season

  • September  2017  - tree owned by Maryjane in Prineville, United States

2013 season

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