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William Crump apple

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

William Crump apple identification images

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USDA identification images for William Crump

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

    • 13 Nov 2012  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!

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    United States

    United Kingdom


    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 - Apple
    • Parentage: Cox x Worcester Pearmain
    • Originates from: Worcester, England, United Kingdom
    • Introduced: Early 20th century
    • Developed by: Mr Carless, Rowe's Nurseries, Worcester
    • UK National Fruit Collection accession: 1915-102


    • Country of origin: United Kingdom
    • Period of origin: 1900 - 1949
    • Fruit colour: Orange / Red
    • Flower colour: White
    • Leaf colour: Green
    • Annual cycle: Deciduous


    • Picking season: Late
    • Keeping (of fruit): 1-2 months
    • Flavour quality: Very good
    • Flavour style (apples): Aromatic
    • Cropping: Good
    • Food uses: Eating fresh
    • Wildlife: RHS Plants for Pollinators


    • Gardening skill: Average
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Pollinating others: Average
    • Ploidy: Diploid
    • Vigour: Average vigour
    • Bearing regularity: Regular
    • Growth habit: Spreading / Flat-topped
    • Fruit bearing: Spur-bearer
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile


    • Climate suitability: Temperate climates
    • Summer average maximum temperatures: Cool ( 20-24C / 68-75F)

    Other qualities

    • Disease resistance: Average

    Where to buy trees

    The following tree nurseries offer William Crump apple trees for sale:

    Where to buy fresh fruit

    The following orchards grow William Crump:

    United States

    United Kingdom


    • Apples of England (1948)
      Author: Taylor

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