I like that they ripen a few at a time.
I think they are very good as they ripen. I like them cold:)
The fruit in the picture look real nice. How has your tree done for you as far as disease and growth? I have a small William’s Pride and this year I let it set four apples. My fruit are still green and only about the size of a fifty cent piece though.
My tree has been disease resistant as of now. At my location the fruit will quickly become over ripe so I prefer to pick a little earlier than the ones in the picture.
In my experience, ripening time for WP can span 6 weeks. Good for home gardeners as we do not want to eat them all at once.
Mine can get quite dark red if let hanging for a while. Our climate is cool enough that let WP hanging a long time does not have any negative effect on the fruit. It is good for an early apple.
This is the first year that I embraced the staggered ripening period. I’ve been selective picking one each day for about three weeks making this an early ripening apple.
Beautiful! They look great!
I have a little dwarf Williams Pride. Two little apples this summer . . . both looking good. I love the wide angles on these trees. Especially after dealing with an Ashmead’s Kernel - where every branch shoots for the sky!
I had also noticed the wide angled limbs.
I have grafted this apple, but I’m wondering if it’s superior to “william’s favorite” apple…for it’s pretty good for an early apple.
For those that grow William’s Pride. I am contemplating growing this William’s Pride variety since it is a early apple. If this apple ripens over a few weeks time how do you know when to pick them? Do they come off when you tug the apple up or does it just fall off the tree when ripe?
I have one apple that doesn’t really give you hints as to when it is ripe. It is either over ripe or under ripe. I have only had a few apples off that tree and it wasn’t labeled correctly. So I am always guessing when that apple is ripe. It is frustrating to say the last. I will probably get rid of it in a few weeks when my other trees get delivered. I just prefer an apple that you can tell when it is ripe without guessing and being disappointed.
Here, WP darkens in color obviously when ripe, and becomes quite fragrant. It’s pretty easy to tell when they’re ready.
I had my first ripe ones fall then I picked twice, a week apart, put them in fridge, ate them all asap. They are awesome cold. I eat several at a time.
Easy to grow, too.
Thanks for everyone’s information on this WP apple.