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Apple 'Lady Williams'

Malus pumila 'Lady Williams'

Apple trees are deciduous and require long cold winters. For best results ask a local nursery for advice on optimal choices in terms of rootstock, varieties and cross pollinators. Lady Williams has an attractive red flush and crisp white flesh. It is the parent plant of popular modern hybrids like Pink Lady apples!

Planning

Difficulty
Moderate
Flowering time
Spring
Fruiting time
Summer

Harvesting

Lady Williams is a late-season variety with a good shelf-life.

Propagation

Cuttings
Graft or bud the desired cultivar on a seedling or other rootstock.
Seed
Apple need cold stratification - plant the seed in spring after a cold winter of about 3 months, but the seedlings do not breed true-to-type.

Special features

Attracts useful insects
Insects are needed for cross-pollinating.

Geography

Origin
Australia Donnybrook 1935
Natural climate
Cold Interior

Environment

Light
Full Sun
Soil moisture
Moist
Soil type
Loam
Soil PH preference
Neutral
Frost hardiness
Hardy

Uses

Notes
Culinary

Personality

Family
Rosaceae
Flower colour
White with pink buds
Scent
None

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