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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.

Visitor reviews

  • 17 Mar 2018  Maryjane Vendel,  OR, United States
    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  Becca,  NEW YORK, United States
    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  Tobi,  NC, United States
    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  Phil Potter,  CALIFORNIA, United States
    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  Jacque,  AL, United States
    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 and Brent,  NY, United States
    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  Michael Estrada,  NEW YORK, United States
    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  Syndee,  CA, United States
    Ive tasted this apple. I thought it was delicious. It was similar to a honey crisp but less tart. Quite yummy!!

Tree register

United States

Spring blossom records for this variety

2020 season

  • May  2020  - tree owned by Maryjane in Prineville, United States

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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Harvest records for this variety

2021 season

  • 2nd week October  2021  - tree owned by Maryjane in Prineville, United States

2018 season

  • September  2018  - tree owned by Maryjane in Prineville, United States

2017 season

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

2011 season

  • 3rd week September  2011  - tree owned by J.P.Curry in Sturgeon, United States


  • Species: Malus domestica
  • Parentage: Chance seedling
  • Orange Pippin Cultivar ID: 1644


  • Picking season: Late
  • Keeping (of fruit): 1-2 months
  • Flavor style (apples): Sweeter


  • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
  • Flowering group: 4
  • Ploidy: Diploid


  • Country of origin: United States
  • Fruit colour: Yellow / Orange

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