Thought to have originated in Worcestershire in the 1800’s. This old variety has recently received a new lease of life and is once again being planted in gardens and orchards. It is quite late and very well flavoured. Another Cox x Worcester cross.
William Crump apple tree – Season:
Harvest late October, keeps until February, sometimes longer.
William Crump – appearance:
Medium to large green-yellow striped current red.
William Crump apple trees – flavour:
Like a pineapple flavoured Cox, mellows later. Plenty of juice.
Primarily an apple for enjoying fresh.
Cropping & Growth
Vigorous, but upright so easily managed. A good cropper.
Wellington Apple Trees - Pollination: Pollination group ‘B’ partner with any varieties in the same or adjacent groups. Here are some suggested varieties:
Tree sizes for William Crump 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 intermediate 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.