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Ranelagh Crab

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.

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Specifications

Ripening Time June - August
Fertility Partially Self-Fertile (produces viable pollen)
Growth Habit Free standing tree growing to around 2 - 3.5m tall and 3-4m wide.
Rootstock Semi-Dwarfing rootstock
Chill Tolerance Normal chill
Plant Sizes Normal: approx 70-130cm bare rooted; Small: approx 50-70cm bare rooted

Pollination Guide

  • Pollination is far simpler than most people think. Generally, unless self fertile simply get 2 or more different varieties in the same group (eg pears) to ensure adequate pollination. A more comprehensive explanation can be found in our Pollination Guide
  • More information on Espaliering
  • More information in our Articles and on planting and pruning.
  • Answers to Common Questions.

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Ranelagh Crab

Ranelagh Crab

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.