I just wanted to tell you how delighted I am with the Victoria plum tree you delivered today. It arrived in perfect condition and is a fine specimen. I enjoyed planting it this afternoon. It replaces a rather poor one, from one of your competitors, which never thrived for eight years and died this yearMr. K
Crispin Apple Trees
Crispin Apple Trees - Delivered by Mail Order from the Nursery with a 1 Year Guarantee
The Crispin apple tree produces a mid season eating apple that juices well and is great for adding to a cider brew. It can also be used for cooking.
- Use: Eating. Sweet, crisp, very juicy. It juices well and can be added as a sweet element to a mixed cider brew. When cooked, it has a sweet, light flavour and holds its shape.
- Spur Bearer: suitable for cordons & espaliers, trained on wires.
- Tree's growth habit: Strong Average vigour. Spreading form.
- Harvest: Mid October
- Store & ripen in a cool, dry place: Until March
General description of Crispin:
This large fruit is primarily a sweet eating apple with a deliciously crisp, juicy crunch. It is ideal for making juice and adding sweetness to a batch of cider. It is also a good cooker that remains firm after baking. The green young fruit turn yellow when they ripen, looking like a large Golden Delicious.
This excellent fruit grows on a vigorous tree, but it can be disease prone and is not suitable for organic growing.
All of our Crispin trees are grown on MM106 rootstocks.
Pollination Partners for Crispin:
Your trees are self sterile triploids: their flowers must be pollinated to make any fruit and they cannot pollinate other trees.
Crispin is in pollination Group C.
This means that they can be pollinated by other apple trees in pollination Groups B, C and D.
See our Guide to Apple Tree Pollination for a full list of partners & more tips about pollination.
Crispin Disease notes:
Disease resistance: Scab (easily affected), Mildew, Canker, Fireblight, Cedar Rust, Bitter Pit (can be affected if conditions are harsh).
History & Parentage:
This tree was bred in Japan between the World Wars, from Golden Delicious and Indo. In Japan and the USA, it is known by its original name, Mutsu. It was named Crispin when it was released for sale in Britain in 1968.
How Apple Trees are Measured & Delivered:
Our fruit trees are delivered in up to 3 shapes and you can also buy selected apple trees as ready made cordons.
Maiden: This unbranched tree is the smallest starting size. You can train maidens into espaliers and cordons.
Cordon: Crispin trees are spur-bearers, so they can be made into cordons and espaliers.
Bush: This is a style of freestanding tree with a short trunk of about 60cms. It will grow to about 3 metres tall.
Half-Standard: This is a freestanding style that will grow into a full sized, "normal" apple tree, about 4 metres tall.