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The Instacart guide to Crispin apples


About Crispin apples

Crispin apples are a cross between the Indo and the Golden Delicious apple varieties. They were first introduced in 1948, in the Mutsu Province of Japan, and are medium to large in size, with most having a diameter of around three to four inches. Although initially named Mutsu to reflect their Japanese origin, they were later renamed Crispin due to their extra crispiness. Their shape is typically conical to round, and their skin has a yellow-green color with dark brown dots. 

Although their size is fairly consistent, Crispin apples can have many different shapes, such as conical, oblong, or round, and they have uneven sides. Their color is usually a beautiful yellow-greenish hue, and they have a smooth, waxy, and firm skin, with a few brown lenticels or dots across the surface. Once you cut it or take a bite, you discover an ivory-white interior and the unique and subtle crispiness that gives them their name. The flavor is generally very sweet, with sharp and acidic notes.  

Crispin apples have a mix of sweetness and juiciness that makes them very popular with apple lovers all over the world. Their popularity also stems from the fact that they can be eaten in a variety of ways: you can eat them fresh and raw, but they are also excellent for a wide variety of baking and cooking recipes. Another huge plus for them is the fact that they can be stored for many months and still keep their freshness. If you're in the mood to take a bite out of a Crispin apple, you can order online via Instacart!

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Buy your favorite crispin apples online with Instacart. Order crispin apples from local and national retailers near you and enjoy on-demand, contactless delivery or pickup within 2 hours.

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FAQs About Crispin Apples

Crispin apples may be harder to find than other apple varieties, mainly due to the fact that they are only ripe for a short time of the year. Some Crispin apple trees may even produce fruit only once every two years. A much easier alternative is to order online from a grocery delivery service like Instacart. Instacart also has the huge advantage of being able to deliver your fruit in as little as a few hours, depending on location! Download the Instacart app now and enjoy a fresh batch of Crispin apples!

Crispin apples are grown in similar ways to other apple varieties. Crispin apple trees usually require plenty of space around them, with 12 to 15 feet needed to ensure that they are well ventilated and free from disease pathogens. The soil must be able to drain itself after heavy rain efficiently, and the tree needs direct exposure to sunlight for at least half a day, if not more. Placing it near another apple tree is likely to result in pollination. 

The tree should be watered regularly until it is established and then only in drought conditions. Some of the most often-encountered diseases that the Crispin apple tree can be susceptible to are powdery mildew, apple scab, fire blight, cedar apple rust, and blister spot. However, a well-lit, regularly watered tree planted in soil with good drainage is likely to avoid any pests and diseases.
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