Previous Plant
Next Plant
   All Apple--- All Varieties >>    All Malus >>
Mutsu or Crispin Apple

Mutsu or Crispin Apple

Add to My Wish List

Mutsu or Crispin

Malus domestica 'Mutsu-Crispin'

Mutsu, or Crispin as it is called in New York and out East, was one of Grandpa's favorites, but not good enough to be a "Choice" variety. Mutsu is a very large, golden apple that picks late in the season. It can produce prodigious amounts of apples. The fruit is very similar to Golden Delicious in flavor when it mellows after a few weeks of storage.


10-14 Feet



12-14 Feet


Hardiness Zone


Buy Mutsu or Crispin Online

Item # Description Price
90 Mutsu-Crispin Apple on Semi-Dwarf (EMLA 7) root, Extra Large 5/8" up caliper grade $26.99 Add to Cart
3950 Mutsu-Crispin Apple on Dwarf (Bud 9) root, Super Small 3/16-3/8" caliper grade $23.99 Add to Cart

Malus domestica 'Mutsu-Crispin'
Homeowner Growing and Maintenance Tips

Mutsu is a very vbigorous tree with strong, open spreading limbs. Give it extra space in the backyard orchard. Mutsu is prone to "blister spot", fire blight, and bitter pit. It is biennial if not aggressively thinned on the heavy set years. It is a triploid variety and must be pollinated by other non-triploid varieties that bloom mid-season. Even with all these problems, the diligent backyard grower will often be reqarded with big crops or huge apples that store well through the winter.

A Little History about Mutsu or Crispin

Mutsu is one of the famous Japanese apples to come to us. The Japanese liked it for its sweet, excellent dessert flavor and its huge size, similar to Wolf River. It has been renamed "Crispin" in many apple growing regions, apparently because mispronunciations of the Japanese name can be embarrassing! Grandpa liked to grow Mutsu, but swore at them because of their problems. His highest ever production was off a small Mutsu block one year.

Malus domestica 'Mutsu-Crispin' Characteristics & Attributes

Bloom Character
Mid-season blooming
Pollinizer needed
Triploid or sterile
Fruit Characteristics
Very large fruit
Growth Rate/Habit
Very vigorous
Very productive
Spreading habit
Harvest Period
Other Attributes
Long-term keeper
Complex flavor
Very crisp
Very juicy
Site Requirements
Full Sun
Winter hardy
Skill Required
Average skill
Good for sauce
Canning or freezing
High dessert quality
Cooking or baking
Good for pies