WinecrispTM apple trees

  • Picking season: Late
  • Keeping (of fruit): 3 months or more
  • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
  • Pollination group: 3
  • Uses: Eating fresh

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.

Winecrisp apple trees for sale

Item
Mature height*
Price
Quantity
1-year Winecrisp apple trees bare-root
G.11 rootstock
Small (6ft-9ft) mature height
$29.00
1-year Winecrisp apple trees bare-root
G.210, G.890 rootstock
Medium (8ft-12ft) mature height
$29.00
1-year Winecrisp apple trees bare-root
B.118, P.18 rootstock
Full-size (16ft-24ft) mature height
$29.00

*Find out more about the apple rootstocks we use to control the mature height.


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.

Historical details

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.

Winecrisp characteristics

Using

  • Picking season: Late
  • Uses: Eating fresh
  • Cropping: Heavy
  • Keeping (of fruit): 3 months or more
  • Flavor style (apples): Sweet/Sharp

Growing

  • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
  • Pollination group: 3
  • Bearing regularity: Biennial tendency
  • Fruit bearing: Spur-bearer

Disease resistance

  • General resistance: Good
  • Cedar apple rust: Some susceptibility
  • Fireblight: Some resistance
  • Mildew: Some resistance
  • Scab: Very resistant

Climate

  • Summer average maximum temperatures: Cool ( 20C - 24C / 68F - 75F) Warm (25C - 30C / 76F - 85F)
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