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Malus x domestica 'William's Pride'

Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Malus (MAY-lus) (Info)
Species: x domestica (doh-MESS-tik-a) (Info)
Cultivar: William's Pride
Additional cultivar information: (Co-op 23)

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12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)
15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)

15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)

USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)
USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)
USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Bloom Time:
Unknown - Tell us

Unknown - Tell us

Rootstock Vigor:
Unknown - Tell us

Bearing Habit:
Unknown - Tell us

Disease Resistance:
Resistant to Apple Scab
Resistant to Apple Powdery Mildew
Resistant to Cedar-Apple Rust
Resistant to Fireblight

Fruit Usage:
Unknown - Tell us

Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Flowers are fragrant
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
By grafting
By budding

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1 positive
2 neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Neutral coriaceous On Feb 13, 2015, coriaceous from ROSLINDALE, MA wrote:

One of the best for reduced-pesticide home growing. Resistant to all four major apple diseases.

Information from Cornell:\/organic_guide/apples.pdf
Early-season, red-purple apple ripens in mid-August, about one week after Lodi. Medium- to large-sized fruit, texture similar to Macoun. Flesh is light cream, medium- grained, mildly acid, very crisp and firm initially but soften quickly when ripe. Multiple pickings are required. Fruit are prone to water core and quality will vary with the summer growing conditions. Annual cropping with slight biennial tendencies. Retains quality and crisp flesh texture for one to two months in refrigerated storage. Tree has willowy growth habit. Resistant to scab, cedar apple rust, mildew and fire blight. Not recommended on MM.111 rootstock or under high nitrogen conditions. Suggested for homeowner use and direct market sales.

Positive px00001 On Nov 24, 2008, px00001 from Hinckley, OH wrote:

I have 6 varieties in my orchard and the pests seem to ignore this tree. fruit comes in big, dark, red. good tasting, eat out of hand desert apple. skin sort of thick. looks ripe even when not ripe. check stem and pick for easy release.

Neutral Farmerdill On Mar 28, 2006, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

Very early large red dessert apple, crisp, juicy, flavorful. Scab immune, resistant to fire blight & powdery mildew.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Rialto, California
Hinckley, Ohio
Colville, Washington

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