William Crump Apples
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The William Crump apple is available mid-fall through winter.
The William Crump apple is a late-season English variety of Malus domestica. It has an impressive parentage, since it is the result of a cross between the Cox’s Orange Pippin and the Worcester Permain.
William Crump apples are round and medium to large, with a waxy yellow-green background overlaid with bright orange-red flush and stripes. The most notable thing about William Crump is its intense, aromatic flavor, with similarities to both its parents—Cox’s Orange Pippin and Worcester Permain. The flavor includes sweetness, acidity, and notes of pineapple in particular. The flavor tends to mellow and become richer as it sits in storage. The texture of William Crump is crisp and juicy.
Apples are full of beneficial nutrients. They are particularly high in Vitamin C, as well as fiber. Apples contain both insoluble fiber, good for the digestive system, and soluble fiber, which prevents cardiovascular issues such as heart disease and atherosclerosis.
The William Crump is primarily an eating apple. Its robust flavor makes it stand out in salads or in simple snacks, paired with a cheese such as cheddar. William Crumps last well in storage, and can remain good for up to four months in a proper cool, dry place.
As with many old varieties of apples, the William Crump seems to be enjoying a surge of popularity in recent years. Consumers are increasingly interested in rediscovering antique apples and expanding their tastes beyond the few standard apples that have been available in grocery stores over the past several decades.
William Crump was developed at Rowe’s Nurseries in Worcester, England; the name of this apple supposedly commemorates the nursery’s head gardener. It was likely first grown in the late 1800s, though the first documented evidence of it is from 1908. The tree grows best in temperate climates such as that of England.