Autumn Crisp Apple
The Autumn Crisp apple is a relatively new variety of apple that was developed by Cornell University's apple breeding program in Geneva, New York, USA. It was first released for commercial production in 2011 and has since gained popularity among apple growers and consumers alike.
The tree is medium-sized and has a semi-dwarfing growth habit, meaning it is smaller than standard apple trees. It has a vigorous growth rate and produces a spreading canopy. The tree blooms in mid-season, producing pink to white flowers. The apple is medium to large in size, with a round to slightly oblong shape. It has a yellow-green skin with a slight blush and some russeting, which is a brownish, rough-textured skin. The flesh of the apple is crisp and juicy, with a sweet flavor and a slightly tart finish.
One of the key characteristics of the Autumn Crisp apple is its long shelf life. The fruit can be stored for up to six months without losing its crispness or flavor, making it a popular choice for growers and retailers. The Autumn Crisp apple is also known for its disease resistance. It is resistant to apple scab, which is a common disease in apple trees that can cause leaf and fruit damage.
USDA Zone: 4-9
Mature Height: G.30: ~15-17' or 60-65% of Standard; Semi-Dwarf
Sun: Full Sun
Bloom Group: 2, Early Mid Season
Ripening Time: Mid-Late September