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

Origin: Japan, 1930

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

Crispin apple trees for sale

1-year maiden trees

These are the most versatile choice for home orchards, community fruit tree projects, and for training on in any form you require.

MaidenMM106Semi-vigorous £23.50

Orders placed now will be delivered in the winter planting season.

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.

Characteristics of Crispin apple trees

UseDual Cul & Des
Fruit sizeLarge
Picking timeMid Oct
Season of useDec-Mar
Tree vigourVigorous
Tree habitSpreading
Disease resistanceScab - Very susceptible
Canker - Susceptible
Mildew - Resistant
Suitable forNorthern Britain
Special featuresGood for Cider
Good for Juice
Cooked Keeps Shape
Pollination date10
Pollination groupC
Self-fertilitySelf-sterile triploid
PollinatorsPollination partners
ParentageGolden Delicious