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John Downie

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.

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$29.00

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Specifications

Ripening Time June - July
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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John Downie

John Downie

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.