Apple variety: Lady Williams

This information forms part of Agfact H4.1.12 Apple varieties.

Apple variety: Lady Williams

Lady Williams

 

Origin: Chance seedling from Donnybrook, Western Australia, about 1935; thought to be a cross between Rokewood and Granny Smith.
Tree: Moderate vigour.
Disease status: Moderately susceptible to scab and mildew.
Chilling requirement: Moderate.
Blossom and
pollination:
Early–mid season.
Most mid-season varieties.
Fruit shape: Medium, round conical, globose-oblate.
Skin and
flesh:
Bright pink-red with a stripe over most of the surface.
Smooth, firm, crisp texture with acceptable flavour when the satisfactory sugar–acid balance is allowed to develop.
Harvest and
yield:
Very late, not suitable for cold climates.
Precocious bearer, but needs crop regulation for good size.
Storage: Long; does scald; excellent shelf life.