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William's Pride Apple

Original price $59.99 - Original price $59.99
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Malus domestica 'William's Pride'

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. 

USDA Zone: 4-9

Mature Height: 6' (Mini Dwarf), 11' (Dwarf), 25' (Standard)

Sun: Full Sun

Ripening Time: Early

Pollination: Needs a Pollinizer

Mini Dwarf Rootstock: M27

Dwarf Rootstock: EMLA 26

Standard Rootstock: Antonovka 

Read our Apple Growing Guide

Size: Dwarf (4'-5')


Ask a Question
  • I just ordered a williams pride mini dwarf. I cant find anywhere that says its bare root or in a pot..??

    It is bare root.

  • Will this cross pollinate Dorsett Golden Apples as they are also an early bloomer and summer Apple?

    Yes, they cross pollinate fine, though William's Pride will not thrive in low chill areas.

  • Will this apple tree grow well in North Texas? Can you recommend the best fruit trees to grow in North Texas?

    Texas is too hot for most apples. Mulberries, peaches, nectarines, apricots, some grapes, some cherries, and most plum hybrids all do well in Texas.

  • Will this tree cross pollinate with Honey Crisp?

    No, they are too far apart in bloom times.

  • Hello, what is the recommended spacing for mini dwarf apple trees? Would 6-8’ be sufficient? I saw the height in the description, but no mention of how wide the trees will grow. Thank you!

    Roughly 6 by 6 for width and spacing!

  • How much space does a mini-dwarf apple tree need? I see they can get to be 6' tall, but what is the reach of the branch and root system?

    6' by 6' by 6' are the common dimsensions for a mini dwarf. Your own little apple cube!

  • what does mini dwarf means?

    Mini dwarf means a tree roughly 30% of standard vigor.

Customer Reviews

Based on 10 reviews
Mike B.
Best Red Early Apple

I've had a Williams Pride for 5 years. Good production, very good taste, especially for early apple and it stays tasty for a month in a refrigerator. My favorite red early apple with Pristine being my favorite early yellow apple. Pristine also very good taste and keeps well for a month. Great production.

Bart H.P.
Cannot recommend this one highly enough

First of all, it's even hardier than the USDA Zone suggests . I planted a couple at my old Québec farm [Z 2b/3a] in 1984. They're still thriving and yielding well. Every bit as disease resistant as advertised. Generally, it's a very well-behaved tree, meaning easy to maintain its shape, and very few water sprouts.

In my opinion it is the very best early apple out there; nothing even comes close. In eastern Kansas it ripens about the third week of July, and in short-summer areas mid-September is more typical.

Superb flavor: crisp, juicy, great sugar-acid balance. Delightful to eat out of hand, great for pies and crisps, makes very nice applesauce and freezes quite well.

Under basic refrigeration it will store rather well for 6 to 8 weeks, often longer. If only have space for one apple tree, this one' it.

Nicholas V.

Great root system and pruned branches for great start in the orchard

Nora L.
Nicely shaped tree

For such a small thin tree, it leafed out, blossomed and produced a few small apples, which I took off. Wow, it is growing great for just 3 months. I like how the branches go out, leaving lots of air-flow: ideal for apple trees.

John W.
Fabulous trees

Bought two apple trees. They were right on time and healthy healthy healthy. Growing well!