Apple - Crispin

Crispin Apple

Malus domestica
A large sweet, yellow dual purpose apple originating from Japan where it is called Mutsu.

Origin: Japan 1930

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

A guide to choosing Apple Trees

Crispin Apple Trees for sale - order online

Please select the rootstock, age and tree form available items in the table below. The choice of rootstock is important as it determines the size to which the tree will grow when mature. Trees are available either as maidens which are untrained one year old trees or two year old trees already trained in a particular form. Reduced price trees when available are smaller one year old trees or two year old trees which have less well developed heads than our regular trees but are otherwise perfectly good healthy trees offered at a lower price. Trees are supplied bare root during the planting season from late November to early March. Further information is available below.

Rootstock / Vigour / Age / Form
M9 - Dwarfing   1 year Maiden

History and description of Crispin

Raised in Japan in 1930 at the Aomori Apple Experimental Station from Golden Delicious X Indo. First fruited 1939 and was named Mutsu in 1948. On trial at the National Fruit Trials, UK 1954-1964 and for commercial reasons renamed Crispin in the UK in 1968. A large dual purpose apple. Widely grown in Japan. Also grown in the USA where it is used commercially for apple pies. Grown on a small scale in the UK.

Large sized fruit, oblong, tapering towards the apex, ribbed, flat-sided and five crowned. Smooth, greenish yellow skin turning yellow when fully ripe. Occasional slight brownish flush. Pale creamy white flesh, firm, crisp, juicy, sweet, sometimes honeyed flavour. Keeps very well in storage. Tends to keep its shape when cooked.

A very vigorous spreading tree. Produces spurs freely. A heavy cropper. Prone to canker. A triploid variety and therefore usuitable as a pollinator of others.

Main characteristics of Crispin

Use Dual Cul & Des
Colour Yellow
Flavour Sweet
Fruit size  Large
Picking time  Mid Oct
Season of use  Dec-Mar

Tree vigour  Vigorous
Tree habit  Spreading
Fruit bearing  Spur-bearer
Cropping Heavy
Disease resistance  Scab: Very susceptible
Canker: Susceptible
Mildew: Resistant
Suitable for Northern Britain
Special features Good for Cider
Good for Juice
Cooked Keeps Shape

Pollination date  10
Pollination group  C
Self fertility  Self-sterile Triploid
Pollinators Show suitable pollination partners
Parentage  Golden Delicious
Other names  Mutsu