Lady Williams (apple)

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Malus domestica 'Lady Williams'
'Lady Williams' apples.jpg
Cultivar 'Lady Williams'
Origin Australia 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