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Crab apple - John Downie

Crab Apple Tree - John Downie

Origin: Staffordshire, 1875
Apple Type: Culinary
Flowering Group : 1-7
Rootstock: Malus Sylvestris
Size : Maiden (one to two year old plant, c.100cm)
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£28.95
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Relisting in summer for delivery from November 2022
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Crab Apple Tree - John Downie

'John Downie' was first grown in Lichfield in 1875, and named after a Scottish nurseryman. It grows up to 5m, producing very fine bright orange and scarlet, ornamental conical crab apples for a fine autumn show. It has lovely white blossom like Golden Hornet. Very prolific, 'John Downie' is a great pollinator of other varieties, although it itself is self fertile like other crab apples, so doesn't require another pollinator. It's a Victorian variety which was particularly recommended for making crab apple jelly. Hardy, frost tolerant, but like most crabs prefers sun, well drained soil, and some shelter.


Supplier : R.V. Roger Ltd.

All our crab apple trees are supplied as bare root plants. At the height of the lifting season - between November and March - there may be up to a month's delay between placing the order and dispatching due to pressure of orders, which are dealt with in date sequence, and the weather. Orders for crab apples from March to September are confirmed in late October/ early November ready for dispatch from November. Please consult our planting and care guide on receipt of your order.

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