Crab apple trees on SEMI-DWARFING rootstocks. These are considered as ornamentals, but can be used in juicing to offset the sweeter apple or pear. Highly regarded as pollinators for apple varieties because of their prolific flowering.
A crab apple originating in the UK. Grows to a largish tree and bears ridiculously heavy crops of acid but quite acceptably edible crabs. Longish in shape and striped orange when ripe. This is the one for crab apple jelly.
This bright yellow / orange crab is an extraordinary sight when covered in fruit. Densely ladened in fruit the size of a 20c piece. We came across this roadside beauty at Ross in central Tasmania outside the Lewisham Farm.
This is actually a cross between Gorgeous and John Downie crab apples. Clusters of bantam egg sized bright crimson crabs, excellent for jellies and a great addition (for a bit of a zing) to fresh juice and cider.
This is a distinctive, extremely late ripening crab discovered by us. The bantam egg sized crabs deep red in colour literally weigh down the branches with the weight of fruit and look great well after the trees have lost their leaves. Their fruits are highly acid but finally become quite tasty in late August. Children seem to really go for them.
A small tree to 4m with an amazing crop of 2cm round clusters of crimson red fruits. Great in flower arrangements and jelly. Originating in NZ.
This crab produces abundance of small yellow fruit in clusters during Autumn and into winter. Springtime produces a mass of white flower. Stunning crab. An excellent pollinator for all domestic apple species.
Forms a spreading densly branched tree, producing amazing masses of reddish pink blossom in Spring. During Autumn, produces a lot of small red fruit. This crab is planted as a focal point for its bloom but the fruit can be used in cooking.
A flowering crab apple that rarely bears fruit. Produces masses of double pinky-white flowers during springtime. The leaves turn beautiful reds in Autumn.
A flowering crab apple that rarely bears fruit. Produces masses of single bright pink flowers during springtime. The leaves turn beautiful orange and reds in Autumn.
This quite a remarkable apple, with scarlet red flesh, covered by a scarlet red skin that shines up when pollished. Small, palm-sized fruit, and a sweetnes offset by a faint crab-apple tartness. The leaves are purple-green and the sap is red too. Quite amazing! The tree is quite vigorous and bears heavily.We discovered this tree as a seedling - a huge old...