Williams’ Pride was bred by PRI (the combined efforts of Universities of Purdue, Rutgers, and Illinois) and introduced in 1988. It's probably the most popular summer apple among the newly developed disease-resistant introductions. Like Redfree, another PRI intro, it’s actually crisp, which is rare for a summer apple. Deep purple roundish-conic irregularly shaped fruit highlighted with areas of glowing rosy red and covered with a thin bloom. Light cream-colored flesh with red staining just under the skin. Firm, crisp and very juicy. Has a nice acidic blend of tart and sweet, reminiscent of Fameuse. Its long ripening period means you don’t have to eat them all at once.
We enjoy Williams’ Pride fresh or as sauce.