Apple - Crawley Beauty

Crawley Beauty Apple

Malus domestica
An old dual purpose apple from Sussex.

Origin: Sussex UK 1870

Pollination:  Crawley Beauty is self-sterile and would require a pollinator to produce a crop. Show suitable pollination partners

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Crawley Beauty Apple Trees for sale - order online

We currently produce this variety to order only through our bud-grafting service. You cannot order on line. If you wish to order please contact us using the messaging facility on the contact us page. Let us have your name, postal address, telephone and email address as well as which variety you would like us to produce, how many and on what rootstock. Bud-grafting is carried out in late July and early August. The trees would be supplied approximately 18 months later. We normally need to have received orders by the beginning of July. Please click here for full details of our bud-grafting service.


History and description of Crawley Beauty

Found in a cottage garden at Tilgate, near Crawley, Sussex in about 1870 and introduced by Messrs. Cheal and Co, Nurserymen of Crawley, in 1906. Received the RHS Award of Merit in 1912. In the National Fruit Collection, Brogdale, Faversham, Kent it appears to be identical with a French variety Nouvelle France. Mainly grown as a cooking apple but in late season can be a fair dessert apple.

Medium size fruit, flat round to round and regular. Skin very smooth and quite greasy. Pale green to pale yellow skin, up to three-quarters flushed brownish red with short, broken stripes of fairly bright red. White flesh tinged with green, slightly coarse textured and rather dry. Cooks to a lightly-flavoured puree. Loses acidity with storage.

Moderately vigorous, spreading tree. Produces spurs freely. Heavy cropper. Very late flowering good for regions subject to late frosts. Tollerates chalky and alkaline soils very well.



Main characteristics of Crawley Beauty

Use Dual Cul & Des
Colour Flushed
Flavour Sharp
Fruit size  Medium
Picking time  Mid Oct
Season of use  Nov-Feb

Tree vigour  Moderate
Tree habit  Spreading
Fruit bearing  Spur-bearer
Cropping Heavy
Disease resistance  Scab: Resistant
Mildew: Resistant
Canker: Resistant
Suitable for Chalky Soils
Late Frost
Northern Britain
Wet Regions

Pollination date  29
Pollination group  H
Self fertility  Self-sterile
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