Apple, Williams Pride


Malus domestica

Perhaps the most popular summer/early season apple, William’s Pride is known for both its great flavor and texture, and its excellent disease resistance. A PRI selection, it is a very productive tree with complex flavored, juicy, crisp red apples. William’s Pride is immune to apple scab and resistant to mildew, cedar rust and fireblight.

USDA Zone: 4-8

Pollination: Needs a different apple as a pollinator to produce fruit. Gravenstein and King will not work.

Time to productivity: 2-3 years depending on conditions.

Ripening time: Early August. Maybe late July.

Storage length: 1-1/2 months.




Highly rated for flavor, keeping quality and disease resistance. It ripens in early August and is one of the best of the early apples. The medium-sized, red fruit has a sweet, rich, spicy flavor. The tree is very productive with strong, well-angled branches. Immune to apple scab and resistant to mildew, cedar rust and fireblight, it's also an early season bloomer with unusually long-lasting blossoms.