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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.
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Delivery: The basic delivery charge for orders of bareroot plants is £9.49 + vat, which increases to £12.55 + vat if you add any pot-grown plants, standard trees or fruit trees to the order.
Because couriers sometimes experience delays, we schedule delivery by week, not by day. Therefore, please plan your planting day for the weekend at the end of the delivery week or for the week following delivery, at the earliest.
You can choose the delivery week that suits you during checkout and we will email you the day before your plants are due to arrive.
Payment: We do not charge your card until we begin to prepare your order for packing.
Guarantee: If any plants die within a year, we will replace them. We only ask that you follow our planting & growing instructions and sent us clear photographs of the dead plants in situ, so we can help to make sure that the replacement plants succeed. You only pay for the delivery of the replacements.
Please note that our guarantee is void if there is a hosepipe ban in your area: your newly planted hedging must be watered in dry weather while it is establishing. The best way to water is very thoroughly every few days: at least once a week if there is no heavy rain.
Our nursery has been supplying container grown and bareroot hedging plants to gardeners, farmers and town planners since 1949. Our website started in 2003, so we do understand the concerns that you may have about buying hedging plants online. If any of your plants are damaged when they arrive or if you are otherwise not satisfied with your order after you inspect it, please repackage it and contact us. We will give you a refund or send replacements and send a courier to come and collect the unwanted plants.
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