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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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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.

Supplied as a one-two year old maiden.

Supplier : R.V. Roger Ltd.

All our crab apple trees are supplied bare root, so they are only available between November and April. During lifting season, there will be a delay between placing the order and dispatching due to pressure of orders, which are dealt with in date sequence, and the weather. Orders taken from June-October will be confirmed in late October/ early November after a nursery stock take, for dispatch from November. Please consult our planting and care guide on receipt of your order.

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