Why you should be excited
William Crump is a British apple with a strong and distinctive flavour that mellows over time in storage.
The story of William Crump
Yes, the name might make you think this is a boring old English apple. And it is indeed an English apple, but most certainly not a boring one.
That's because the flavour of this October-ripening variety is powerful and interesting, combining sweetness, acidity and aromatic qualities in a most satisfying way. Over time in storage, the substantial acids recede and a subtler, rich flavour emerges.
Given all this, it's no surpise that the parents here are the legendary Cox's Orange Pippin and the highly respected Worcester Pearmain.
This apple was named for the head gardener at the Worcester estate where it reputedly was bred.
William Crump Facts
Bred at Worcester, England, sometime before 1908.
Flavour, aroma, texture
Powerfully flavoured, with a strong aroma, lots of sweetness and acidity like pineapple.
This medium to large apple has a greenish-yellow background skin colour covered with a bright orange-red flush and red stripes.
When they’re available
Late season (usually in mid-October).
Quality for fresh eating
Quality for cooking
Mainly used for fresh eating.
Very good (up to 4 months when kept refrigerated).