Crimson Crisp Apple Tree Overview
The Crimson Crisp apple tree has its origins in 1971 as a scab resistant apple. Developed by the breeding program at the Purdue Research Foundation in the United States. Originally Crimson Crisp was known as Co-op 39.
Crimson Crisp with its beautiful bright red color in addition to its crisp, sweet tasting flavor will be one of your favorite apples to eat fresh! With its tendency to bear heavy crop, in fact, you will be enjoying the tart and rich flavor of this apple variety in several ways. For example, from making dessert to flavorful juices, Crimson Crisp is an apple variety with delicious possibilities!
Crimson Crisp apples ripen in mid-season, usually early to mid September and can keep in storage for up to six months.
This apple variety is fairly easy to grow and do best in hardiness zones 5 to 8.
- Uses: eating fresh, dessert, but can also do as flavor rich juice
- Taste: sweet/sharp rich flavor, crisp, tart flavor, spicy. Has a good balance between sugar and acidic taste
- Size: medium to large sized
- Color: bright red and sometimes red-purple colored fruit, white to cream and pale flesh color
- Hardiness Zones: 5 – 8
- Disease resistance:
- Scab – some resistance
- Mildew– some susceptibility
- Blight – some resistance
- Cedar apple rust – some susceptibility
- Rosy apple aphid – low susceptibility
- Harvest period: 4, mid to late season (early to mid September)
- Flowering period: mid-season
- Flowering Group: 3
- Cross pollinates with: Dabinett, Goldrush, Honeycrisp, Northern Spy, Redfree, Rubinette, Pristine to name a few!
- Cultivation: This apple tree is moderately vigorous. Upright spreading tree. Bears fruit on branches. Produces heavy crops. Needs to be thinned to lower tendency to bear fruit every other year.
- Storage: Keeps well in storage for six months. Note that a greasy feel may develop while in storage.
- Ease of care: easy