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SuncrispTM apple

Good looking yellow apple with a 0-40% orange-red blush. Flavor is sweet yet mildly subacid, said to be intense. Cream colored flesh, not prone to browning. Fruit can be stored up to 6 months in cold storage.

Also known as

  • NJ 55

Suncrisp apple identification images

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  • SunCrisp

USDA identification images for Suncrisp

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

    Visitor reviews

    • 04 Feb 2017  PA, United States
      We have been pulling these out of the bottom drawer of the frig, and can't believe how good they are in February!
    • 06 Nov 2016  GREENWICH CT, United States
      Great surprise! Almost better than my all time favorite, golden delicious - the kind from a local farmer, not the grocery store
    • 19 Oct 2014  NEW JERSEY, United States
      Picked and ate my first today at a local farm. Best apple I ever had. Great for everything given it's flesh, texture and taste!
    • 04 Sep 2013  PA/ADAMS, United States
      To me this is the best apple to pair with caramel! On a stick, or slice and dip!
    • 05 Nov 2012  NEW MEXICO, United States
      Best variety I have ever tasted!!! Anyone know where I can buy a couple of suncrisp trees for my backyard?

    Tree register

    United States

    Spring blossom records for this variety

    2015 season

    • 19th April  2015  - tree owned by Gil in Snohomish, United States

    2014 season

    • 29th April  2014  - tree owned by Matt in Reynoldsburg, United States

    2013 season

    • May  2013  - tree owned by Matt in Reynoldsburg, United States

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    Harvest records for this variety

    2017 season

    • 2nd week October  2017  - tree owned by Wendy in Zionsville, United States

    2015 season

    • 1st week November  2015  - tree owned by Gil in Snohomish, United States

    2014 season

    • 2nd week October  2014  - tree owned by Matt in Reynoldsburg, United States


    • Species: Malus domestica - Apple
    • Parentage: Golden Delicious x (Cortland x Cox)
    • Originates from: United States
    • Introduced: 1994
    • Developed by: New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station


    • Country of origin: United States
    • Period of origin: 1950 - 1999
    • Fruit colour: Yellow / Orange
    • Annual cycle: Deciduous
    • Flowering duration: Average (2-3 weeks)
    • Flesh colour: White
    • Fruit size: Average
    • Fruit shape: Conical


    • Picking season: Late
    • Keeping (of fruit): 3 months or more
    • Flavour quality: Very good
    • Flavour style (apples): Sweeter
    • Cropping: Good
    • Food uses: Eating fresh
    • Food uses: Juice
    • Picking month: October
    • Picking period: mid-October
    • Wildlife: RHS Plants for Pollinators


    • Gardening skill: Average
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Pollinating others: Average
    • Ploidy: Diploid
    • Vigour: Average vigour
    • Precocity: Precocious
    • Bearing regularity: Biennial tendency
    • Growth habit: Upright
    • Fruit bearing: Spur-bearer
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile


    • Climate suitability: Temperate climates
    • Climate suitability: Warm climates
    • Cold-hardiness: Cold-hardy
    • Summer average maximum temperatures: Cool ( 20-24C / 68-75F)
    • Summer average maximum temperatures: Warm (25-30C / 76-85F)

    Other qualities

    • Disease resistance: Average
    • Scab (Apple and Pear): Some resistance
    • Fire blight: Some susceptibility

    Where to buy trees

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    Where to buy fresh fruit

    The following orchards grow Suncrisp:

    United States



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