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William Crump apple

An intensely flavoured English apple, related to Cox and Worcester Pearmain.

William Crump identification photos

UK National Fruit Collection
UK National Fruit Collection
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Visitor reviews

  • 13 Nov 2012  Kate,  KENT, United Kingdom
    National Fruit Collection at Brogdale, Faversham, are currently selling these apples to the public. They may be small but are crisp on the outside yet sweet and juicy inside. Ideal for putting in a pocket ready for a bracing November walk!

Tree register

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Spring blossom records for this variety

2018 season

  • 7th May  2018  - tree owned by Bill in , United Kingdom

2017 season

  • 4th May  2017  - tree owned by Bill in , United Kingdom

2016 season

  • 13th May  2016  - tree owned by Bill in , United Kingdom

2014 season

  • 28th April  2014  - tree owned by Bill in , United Kingdom
  • April  2014  - tree owned by Amanda in Cahors, France

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Harvest records for this variety

2018 season

  • 1st week October  2018  - tree owned by Sue in Worcester, United Kingdom

2016 season

  • 3rd week October  2016  - tree owned by Bill in , United Kingdom

2014 season

  • 2nd week October  2014  - tree owned by Bill in , United Kingdom


  • Species: Malus domestica
  • Parentage: Cox x Worcester Pearmain
  • Originates from: Worcester, England, United Kingdom
  • Introduced: Early 20th century
  • Developed by: Mr Carless, Rowe's Nurseries, Worcester
  • Orange Pippin Cultivar ID: 2060
  • UK National Fruit Collection accession: 1915-102


  • Fruit colour: Red / Orange flush


  • Uses: Eat fresh
  • Flavour quality: Very good
  • Flavour style: Aromatic
  • Harvest period: Mid-Late season
  • Use / keeping: 1-2 months


  • Cropping: Good
  • Flowering period: Mid season
  • Flowering group: 3
  • Fertility: Self-sterile
  • Vigour: Average growth
  • Gardening skill: Average
  • Fruit bearing: Spur-bearer


  • Climate suitability: Temperate climates

Other qualities

  • Awards: RHS AGM

Parents and other ancestors of this variety

Where to buy fresh fruit

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  • Apples of England (1948)
    Author: Taylor

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