Crispin Cordon


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Crispin Cordon
Easy to grow and highly productive with sizeable pale green very crispy fruits. Stores well.

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Crispin cordon apple trees

Cordon Apple trees are a good choice for restricted areas and a fence or wall. They can be grown at a 45degree angle, or upright. The rootstock we use for our cordonCrispin is M9 which is the best stock for cordon trees. Plant 60-80cm’s apart.

Quite a popular variety in the UK for some years, so it might come as a surprise to learn it is actually a Japanese variety, where it was named ‘Mustu’ and re-named ‘Crispin’ for the UK market in the 1960’s. This apple is a vigorous triploid, better on a dwarfing stock whereupon it can make a very, very good garden tree and is ideal for those who like dense, crunchy apples.

Crispin cordon Apple tree – Season:

Leave to hang on the tree until mid-late October. Will store well into the Spring in good condition.

Crispin Apple - appearance:

A large apple – often very large – uniform pale green, develops a slight yellow flush with storage. On the tree a very occasional bronze flush.

Crispin apple treesflavour:

Very crisp, firm and dense flesh with plenty of juice. Flavour juicy, clean and refreshing, can become slightly scented.


Valued as a dessert apple but can also suit cooking purposes. In America it is used for pies and it will keep it’s shape when cooked with a light, sweet flavour.

Cropping & Growth

Vigorous, spreading and very heavily cropping. Excels on M9 or M27 stock and can also be grown well as a trained tree.

Crispin - Pollination: This is a triploid variety so needs planting ideally with two other varieties to achieve full cropping potential. The choice of pollinating partners is wide. Here are some good suggestions for pollinating Crispin:

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