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Crab apple trees
Jelly King

Crab apple trees
Evereste

Crab apple trees
Comtesse de Paris

Crab apple trees
Butterball

Crab apple trees
Admiration

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.Comtesse de Paris can be considered as an improved Golden Hornet. It features the same white blossom and persistent yellow fruitlets, but grows with a better form.Malus Butterball is named for its bright yellow fruits, which are also good for crab apple jelly.Also known as Malus Adirondack. A dwarf upright crab-apple with masses of light-pink / white flowers.
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Growing


Crab apple trees
Jelly King
Crab apple trees
Evereste
Crab apple trees
Comtesse de Paris
Crab apple trees
Butterball
Crab apple trees
Admiration
Gardening skillBeginner
Beginner
Beginner
Beginner
Beginner
Self-fertilitySelf-fertile
Self-fertile
Self-fertile
Self-fertile
Self-fertile
Flowering group3
3
5
3
3
Pollinating othersGood
Good
Good
Good
Good
Climate suitabilityTemperate climates
Mild damp climates
Temperate climates
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Using


Crab apple trees
Jelly King
Crab apple trees
Evereste
Crab apple trees
Comtesse de Paris
Crab apple trees
Butterball
Crab apple trees
Admiration
Picking monthSeptember
October
November
Picking seasonLate
Late
Very late
Late
Very late
Keeping (of fruit)2-3 weeks
CroppingHeavy
Good
Heavy
Heavy
Food usesCulinary
Culinary
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Problems


Crab apple trees
Jelly King
Crab apple trees
Evereste
Crab apple trees
Comtesse de Paris
Crab apple trees
Butterball
Crab apple trees
Admiration
Disease resistanceGood
Average
Average
Average
Good
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Identification


Crab apple trees
Jelly King
Crab apple trees
Evereste
Crab apple trees
Comtesse de Paris
Crab apple trees
Butterball
Crab apple trees
Admiration
Country of originNew Zealand
France
United States
United States
Period of origin1950 - 1999
1950 - 1999
1950 - 1999
Flowering monthMay
April
Fruit colourOrange / Red
Orange / Red
Yellow
Yellow
Red
Fruit sizeLarge
Average
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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