WineCrispTM apple tree
Malus domestica 'WineCrisp'
WineCrisp is a modern disease-resistant apple with a spicy flavor. Also known as Co-op 31.
WineCrisp apple trees for sale
1Small 1-year bare-root tree
Mature height: 6ft-9ft after 10 years
2Medium 1-year bare-root tree
Mature height: 8ft-12ft after 10 years
3Full-size 1-year bare-root tree
Mature height: 16ft-24ft after 10 years
You can pre-order now for shipping in the spring 2023 planting season.
WineCrisp is a modern disease-resistant apple variety, with a pleasing spicy aromatic flavor. The apples have a crisp flesh and an attractive dull red-wine flush, with some occasional russeting.
WineCrisp is a late-ripening variety, and the flavor will improve after a month or so in cold storage.
Please note that WineCrisp is a trademarked and patented variety, and purchasers agree not to propagate or distribute the trees. In addition, customer address details may be made available to the licence holder if requested.
How to grow
WinesCrisp needs a long growing season and does best in warmer zones. It is a good choice for areas prone to scab or fireblight, but has some susceptibility to cedar-apple rust.
The fruits will usually hang on the tree long after they are ripe but can also drop when ripe - not usually an issue for the backyard grower.
Advice on fruit tree pollination.
WineCrisp was developed by the PRI co-operative of Purdue, Rutgers, and Illinois universities during the 1990s and released in 2008. Like many PRI disease-resistant apples its ancestry includes the scab-resistant crab-apple Malus floribunda, as well as Rome Beauty and Jonathan. However it also prominently includes Cox's Orange Pippin - not an obvious choice given its poor disease-resistance, but Cox brings with it the potential for much better and more complex flavors.
- Self-fertilityNot self-fertile
- Pollination group3
- Bearing regularityBiennial tendency
- Fruit bearingSpur-bearer
- WildlifeRHS Plants for Pollinators
- Picking seasonLate
- UsesEating fresh
- Keeping (of fruit)3 months or more
- Flavor style (apples)Sweet/Sharp
- General resistanceGood
- FireblightSome resistance
- ScabVery resistant
- Cedar apple rustSome susceptibility
- MildewSome resistance
- Summer maximum temperaturesCool ( 20-24C / 68-75F)Warm (25-30C / 76-85F)