Apple 'William's Pride'

Malus x domestica

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:

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Rootstock Vigor:

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Bearing Habit:

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Disease Resistance:

Resistant to Apple Scab

Resistant to Apple Powdery Mildew

Resistant to Cedar-Apple Rust

Resistant to Fireblight

Fruit Usage:

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Patent Information:

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Propagation Methods:

By grafting

By budding

Foliage Color:

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Bloom Characteristics:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Flowers are fragrant

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

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

Rialto, California

Hinckley, Ohio

Colville, Washington

Gardeners' Notes:


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 sto... read more


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.


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.