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Cripps Red® Apple trees

  • Pick: Very late-season
  • Flowering group: 3
  • Uses: Eat fresh | Cookery 

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.

Cripps Red apple trees for sale

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.

Summary features of Cripps Red

    Growing

  • Gardening skill: Average?
  • Cropping: Good
  • Fertility: Not self-fertile?
  • Flowering group: 3?
  • Pollinating others: Average?
  • Ploidy: Diploid?
  • Vigour: Average growth?
  • Precocity: Precocious?
  • Bearing regularity: Biennial tendency?
  • Fruit bearing: Spur-bearer?
  • Fruit persistence: Normal ripening?
  • Scab: Some susceptibility?
  • Mildew: Some resistance?
  • Fireblight: Some susceptibility?
  • Woolly aphid: Some susceptibility

    Uses

  • Picking season: Very late?
  • Use / keeping: 3 months or more?
  • Flavour quality: Very good?
  • Flavour style: Sweeter
  • Good for eating fresh
  • Good for cooking
  • Cooking result: Keeps shape
  • Drying / Discoloring: Oxidising?

    Identification

  • Country of origin: Australia
  • Period of origin: 1950 - 1999
  • Fruit colour: Pink / Red
  • Blossom colour: White
  • Leaf colour: Green

    Climate

  • Warm climates?
  • Low-chill requirement
  • USDA Zone 5: Yes
  • USDA Zone 6: Yes
  • USDA Zone 7: Yes
  • USDA Zone 8: Yes
  • Cold hardiness: -20F / -29C?


Pollination guide for Cripps Red

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.

How to grow Cripps Red 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.



Historical details

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.

Cripps Red® is a protected variety.


Botanical name

Malus domestica 'Cripps Red'


Related variety collections

Apple trees for the south-eastern states, Apple trees for southern California



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