William’s Pride Apple Tree
William’s Pride Apple Tree is a new patented selection from Purdue U., this delicious, early ripening variety is one of our favorites. A midsummer treat, William’s Pride ripens in late July and bears good crops of large, dark reddish-purple, very juicy and flavorful fruit. William’s Pride is very disease resistant and easy to grow.
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Latin Name: Malus domestica
Site and Soil: Apples like 1/2 day to full sun and well-drained soil.
M-7 is considered a semi-dwarf rootstock growing 12-16 ft. in height. M-7 is very hardy and adapted to most soils. Vigorous, drought tolerant, and well anchored, trees on M-7 should not require staking.
M-26 is considered a dwarf rootstock, growing 8-12 ft. in height. M-26 induces early bearing, usually in 2-3 years after planting, and grows well in most soils, except very wet and poorly drained ones. On windy sites, trees grafted on M-26 may need staking.
Pollination Requirements: Apples need another variety nearby for pollination. Neighboring trees often offer sufficient pollen for good fruit set. Consider Mason Bees to help pollinate and increase fruit production.
Hardiness: Hardy to minus 30° F or below.
Bearing Age: 2-3 years after planting.
Size at Maturity: Dwarf 8-12ft. / Semi-dwarf 12-16 ft.
Taste: Sweet with balanced tartness, juicy
Fruit Skin: Dark reddish-purple
Fruit Flesh: White
Bloom Time: April
Ripening Time: August
Yield: 30-50 lbs.
Pests & Diseases: William’s Pride is very resistant to Apple Scab. Codling Moth can create wormy apples and aphids can damage the foliage of apple trees.
USDA Zone: 4-8