Crab Apples

We are offering these appealing Crab apple trees for sale all grown on moderate vigour MM106 rootstock. Often grownGorgeous as ornamental trees, crab apple trees produce masses of attractive fruits. Crab apples are ideal for the garden situation where they can be a feature on their own or alongside other fruiting trees. Apart for being very good pollinators of all apples the fruits can be used to make crab apple jelly.

 Crab apple trees are available barerooted as one year 'maiden' trees. They vary in size according to the variety. The average height will be 1.2- 1.5m (4-5' tall). Ideal for training into bush trees.

Crab apple trees are now becoming active and have been withdrawn from sale. We have a few remaining which can be collected safely. Phone to order.

Discount information - the following discounts apply on total order value, excluding carriage - 5% on 5+ trees, 10% on 10+ trees. Carriage based on quantity - see 'Delivery information' page for more details.

Crab Apple trees are dispatched between late November and early April when dormant.

Having ordered we will reserve and confirm your order before being in contact as soon as we can during the dormant season to arrange delivery or collection.

  • Harry Baker

    Harry Baker

    £16.00

    A new variety of Crab apple with green purple leaves and large dark pink flowers. The newly emerging leaves are the darkest purple later becoming dark maroon green. Crab apples are large for a crab being dark ruby red with dark pink flesh that ripen and last into October.

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  • Gorgeous

    Gorgeous

    £16.00

    A new addition to our small selection of crab apples that not only help pollinate other apples but produce a useful crop themselves. Gorgeous produces large, very attractive bright red crab apples that stay on the tree well into November and will produce a pink jelly.

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  • John Downie

    John Downie

    £16.00

    Probably the best known of the crab apples. Pink budded white flowers in May followed by conical bright orange and red fruits which are large for crab apples and of good flavour for jellies.

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  • Red Sentinel

    Red Sentinel

    £16.00

    An excellent crab apple with white blossom in the spring followed by bright red fruits in late autumn and into the winter. The clusters of medium sized apples remain on the tree well into January making for a very attractive display that will provide a winter food for birds.

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  • Butterball

    Butterball

    £16.00

    An appropriate name for this crab apple which we have just started to grow. The warm butter yellow round apples gain a nice orange flush in the autumn. The abundance of fruit bring the outward spreading branches down to give a weeping appearance.

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  • Wisley CrabNEW!

    Wisley Crab

    £16.00

    This crab apple has rich pink flowers, purple green coloured leaves and very large, plum-coloured, red-fleshed fruit. Apples are good for jams & jellies with their sweeter taste being less sharp than white fleshed crabs. 

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There are many varieties of crab apple producing apples of varying sizes from pea sized (or smaller) to over an inch across. Their form can be anything from upright pillar shaped to weeping and anything between.  The varieties we grow make neat compact bush trees and produce good sized fruits that are ideal for making crab apple jellies. However left on the tree they make a lovely autumn display with the later one's, particularly Red Sentinel, being a food source for birds in the harsher weather. There is much to commend crab apples which are always trouble free.