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Bright Future apple

Bright Future was developed specifically for organic gardeners in the UK.  It is a late-season variety and the apples can be kept in a cold-store or fridge for several months.

The apples are an orange red colour over a yellow background.  The appearance is very attractive, as might be expected given the parentage - Discovery is a popular English early-season variety with strong summer red colours, whilst Lady Williams is the parent of Cripps Pink and Cripps Red which are both nicely coloured apples.

USDA identification images for Bright Future

The identification paintings in the USDA Pomological Watercolor Collection span the years 1886 to 1942.

    Citation: U.S. Department of Agriculture Pomological Watercolor Collection. Rare and Special Collections, National Agricultural Library, Beltsville, MD 20705.

    Parents and other ancestors of this variety

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    Spring blossom records for this variety

    2013 season

    • 18th May  2013  - tree owned by Richard in York, United Kingdom

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    • Species: Malus domestica
    • Parentage: Lady Williams x Discovery
    • Introduced: 2008
    • Developed by: Hugh Ermen


    • Picking season: Late
    • Cropping: Good
    • Keeping (of fruit): 1-2 months
    • Flavor style (apples): Sweet/Sharp
    • Food uses: Eating fresh


    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Ploidy: Diploid
    • Bearing regularity: Regular


    • Summer average maximum temperatures: Cool ( 20-24C / 68-75F)
    • Summer average maximum temperatures: Warm (25-30C / 76-85F)


    • Country of origin: United Kingdom
    • Period of origin: 2000
    • Flower colour: White
    • Leaf colour: Green
    • Fruit colour: Orange / Red

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