Lady Williams (apple)

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Malus domestica Lady Williams
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CultivarLady Williams
OriginAustralia 1935[1]

Lady Williams is a cultivar of apple; the fruit are eaten fresh[1] and mature very late in the season.[2] The original tree was a chance seedling, thought to be from Granny Smith, with pollen from either Jonathan or Rokewood.[1] Lady Williams is the pollen parent of Cripps Pink,[3] Cripps Red and Western Dawn (Enchanted).[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Lady Williams", National Fruit Collection, retrieved 7 November 2015
  2. ^ Apple varieties, NSW Department of Primary Industries
  3. ^ Apple variety: Cripps Pink (Pink LadyTM fresh apple product), NSW Department of Primary Industries
  4. ^ Successful apple breeding – patience, perseverance and luck: New varieties, Government of Western Australia: Department of Agriculture and Food, retrieved 7 November 2015