We are now accepting pre-orders for the spring 2024 planting season.
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If you do not hear from us by February you can contact us in June to pre-order for the following spring.
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 is easy to grow and has good scab-resistance. The trees are moderately vigorous and precocious.
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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.