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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.

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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
  • Originates from: United Kingdom
  • Introduced: 2008
  • Developed by: Hugh Ermen
  • Orange Pippin Cultivar ID: 1996


  • Fruit colour: Red / Orange flush


  • Uses: Eat fresh
  • Harvest period: Late season
  • Use / keeping: 1-2 months


  • Flowering period: Mid season
  • Flowering group: 3
  • Fertility: Self-sterile
  • General disease resistance: Good


  • Climate suitability: Temperate climates

Parents and other ancestors of this variety


  • Scab  - Some resistance
  • Mildew  - Some resistance

Where to buy fresh fruit

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