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An excellent very heavy cropping variety that lives up to it's name with very crunchy, crisp fruits.

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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 hard green apples.

Crispin 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 trees – flavour:

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:

Cox's Orange Pippin




Carlisle Codlin

Court of Wick


Tree sizes for Crispin apple trees:

M27 is a miniature stock, ideal for very small gardens, pots on the patio etc. Grows to around 180cm’s. Good hearty soil is preferred.

M9 is classed as dwarfing and a good intermiate stock. Matures to 200cm’s plus with a similar spread. M9 is heavy cropping and promotes larger fruits, but needs permanent staking and good soil.

M26 stock Is classed as semi-dwarfing. Does well on poorer soil. Reaches 300cm’s+ with the same spread.

MM106 is vigorous and the best choice for where a larger ‘orchard sized’ tree is required. Grows 4m+ with the same spread and suitable for most soils.

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