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CrimsonTopazTM apple tree

Topaz is a mid-season scab-resistant apple variety with a good balanced sweet-sharp flavor.

CrimsonTopaz is essentially an orange-flushed apple, but will readily color-up to a crimson red in climates with sunny fall days and cool nights.

The apples will hang on the tree and can be picked over an extended period. Alternatively, this is a great variety for deer and birds, and the apples will readily stay on the tree until late December.

CrimsonTopaz apple trees for sale

  • 1Small 1-year bare-root tree $36.00
    Mature height: 6ft-9ft after 10 years
    G.41 rootstock
  • 2Medium 1-year bare-root tree $36.00
    Mature height: 8ft-12ft after 10 years
    G.890 rootstock
  • 3Large 1-year bare-root tree $36.00
    Mature height: 10ft-16ft after 10 years
    B.118 rootstock

How to grow

CrimsonTopaz is easy to grow and has good scab-resistance. The trees are moderately vigorous and precocious.

Advice on fruit tree pollination.

Historical details

CrimsonTopaz was developed by Dr. Jaroslav Tupy and his team at the Institute of Experimental Botany of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic (IEB). It is a red sport of the original Topaz, which in turn has a complex ancestry, but is distantly related to Lord Lambourne and James Grieve, and seems to inherit some of the juicy tartness of these varieties.

CrimsonTopaz characteristics

  • Gardening skillBeginner
  • Self-fertilityNot self-fertile
  • Pollination group3
  • Pollinating othersAverage
  • PloidyDiploid
  • Bearing regularityRegular
  • Fruit bearingSpur-bearer
  • Picking seasonLate
  • UsesEating freshJuice
  • CroppingHeavy
  • Keeping (of fruit)1-2 months
  • Flavor style (apples)Sharper
  • Juice styleSharper
  • General resistanceGood
  • ScabVery resistant
  • MildewSome resistance
  • Summer maximum temperaturesCool ( 20-24C / 68-75F)Warm (25-30C / 76-85F)
  • Country of originCzech Republic
  • Period of origin1950 - 1999
  • Fruit colorRed - dark
  • Fruit sizeAverage