An increasingly popular new apple variety from Australia, closely related to Cripps Pink - but with arguably a superior flavor. Cripps Red apples are an attractive red color over a yellow background. An interesting choice for gardeners in warmer climate zones.
Cripps Red® is a protected variety.
Sorry we have not been able to produce any trees of this variety this season.
We may still be able to propagate it to order for you. Please contact us for more details.
Cripps Red is in flowering group 3. Cripps Red is self-sterile and needs to be pollinated by another tree of a different variety nearby. Since it flowers in the middle of the blossom season it can be pollinated by most other apple trees.
Cripps Red prefers a southern climate with long hot summers. It has a slight tendency to become a biennial bearer (fruiting every other year) but this can be readily corrected by thinning the fruitlets in early June to prevent it over-cropping.
Cripps Red was developed in Australia in the late 20th century and is a sibling of Cripps Pink. It is a cross between Golden Delicious and Lady Williams.