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Crab apple trees
Jelly King

Crab apple trees
Evereste

Crab apple trees
Admiration

Crab apple trees
Butterball

Plum trees
Victoria

A compact crab apple, with unusually large persistent fruits - excellent for crab apple jelly.Evereste is one of the most well-known crab-apples, featuring white blossom and red-yellow fruits.Also known as Malus Adirondack. A dwarf upright crab-apple with masses of light-pink / white flowers.Malus Butterball is named for its bright yellow fruits, which are also good for crab apple jelly.Victoria is the definitive English plum, attractive fruit, good for eating, outstanding flavour for cooking.
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Growing


Crab apple trees
Jelly King
Crab apple trees
Evereste
Crab apple trees
Admiration
Crab apple trees
Butterball
Plum trees
Victoria
Gardening skillBeginner
Beginner
Beginner
Beginner
Average
Self-fertilitySelf-fertile
Self-fertile
Self-fertile
Self-fertile
Self-fertile
Flowering group3
3
3
3
3
Pollinating othersGood
Good
Good
Good
Good
Climate suitabilityTemperate climates
Temperate climates
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Using


Crab apple trees
Jelly King
Crab apple trees
Evereste
Crab apple trees
Admiration
Crab apple trees
Butterball
Plum trees
Victoria
Picking monthSeptember
Picking seasonLate
Late
Very late
Late
Mid
Keeping (of fruit)2-3 weeks
1 week
CroppingHeavy
Heavy
Heavy
Heavy
Food usesCulinary
Culinary
Eating fresh
Culinary
Dual purpose
Cling-stoneFreestone
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Problems


Crab apple trees
Jelly King
Crab apple trees
Evereste
Crab apple trees
Admiration
Crab apple trees
Butterball
Plum trees
Victoria
Disease resistanceGood
Average
Good
Average
Poor
SilverleafVery susceptible
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Identification


Crab apple trees
Jelly King
Crab apple trees
Evereste
Crab apple trees
Admiration
Crab apple trees
Butterball
Plum trees
Victoria
Country of originNew Zealand
United States
United States
United Kingdom
Period of origin1950 - 1999
1950 - 1999
1950 - 1999
1800 - 1849
Flowering monthApril
Fruit colourOrange / Red
Orange / Red
Red
Yellow
Red
Fruit sizeLarge
Average
AwardsRHS Award of Garden Merit
RHS Award of Garden Merit
RHS Award of Garden Merit
RHS Award of Garden Merit
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