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Crab apple trees
Evereste

Crab apple trees
Admiration

Crab apple trees
Red Sentinel

Crab apple trees
Jelly King

Plum trees
Victoria

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 Red Sentinel has classic white blossom and a profusion of tiny scarlet persistent fruits.A compact crab apple, with unusually large persistent fruits - excellent for crab apple jelly.Victoria is the definitive English plum, attractive fruit, good for eating, outstanding flavour for cooking.
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Crab apple trees
Evereste
Crab apple trees
Admiration
Crab apple trees
Red Sentinel
Crab apple trees
Jelly King
Plum trees
Victoria
Picking monthSeptember
Picking seasonLate
Very late
Late
Late
Mid
CroppingHeavy
Heavy
Heavy
Keeping (of fruit)2-3 weeks
1 week
Fruit persistencePersistent
Persistent
Persistent
Persistent
Ripens over a period
Flavour qualityVery good
Exceptional
WildlifeRHS perfect for pollinators
Attractive to birds
RHS perfect for pollinators
Attractive to birds
RHS perfect for pollinators
Attractive to birds
RHS perfect for pollinators
RHS perfect for pollinators
Food usesCulinary
Culinary
Eating fresh
Culinary
Dual purpose
Cling-stoneFreestone
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Growing


Crab apple trees
Evereste
Crab apple trees
Admiration
Crab apple trees
Red Sentinel
Crab apple trees
Jelly King
Plum trees
Victoria
Gardening skillBeginner
Beginner
Beginner
Beginner
Average
Self-fertilitySelf-fertile
Self-fertile
Self-fertile
Self-fertile
Self-fertile
Flowering group3
3
2
3
3
Pollinating othersGood
Good
Good
Good
Good
PloidyDiploid
Diploid
Diploid
Diploid
VigourSlightly small
Weak growing
Average vigour
Vigorous
Slightly large
Growth rateAverage
Slow
Average
Bearing regularityRegular
Regular
Regular
PruningLight prune
Organic cultureSuitable
Suitable
Suitable
Suitable
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Problems


Crab apple trees
Evereste
Crab apple trees
Admiration
Crab apple trees
Red Sentinel
Crab apple trees
Jelly King
Plum trees
Victoria
SilverleafVery susceptible
Plum pox virus (Sharka)Some susceptibility
Disease resistanceAverage
Good
Good
Good
Poor
FireblightVery resistant
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Climate


Crab apple trees
Evereste
Crab apple trees
Admiration
Crab apple trees
Red Sentinel
Crab apple trees
Jelly King
Plum trees
Victoria
Climate suitabilityTemperate climates
Mild damp climates
Temperate climates
Summer average maximum temperaturesCool ( 20-24C / 68-75F)
Warm (25-30C / 76-85F)
Cold (< 20C / 67F)
Cool ( 20-24C / 68-75F)
Warm (25-30C / 76-85F)
Cold (< 20C / 67F)
Cool ( 20-24C / 68-75F)
Warm (25-30C / 76-85F)
Cold (< 20C / 67F)
Cool ( 20-24C / 68-75F)
Warm (25-30C / 76-85F)
Cold (< 20C / 67F)
Cool ( 20-24C / 68-75F)
Warm (25-30C / 76-85F)
Cold (< 20C / 67F)
Frost resistance of blossomGood resistance
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Identification


Crab apple trees
Evereste
Crab apple trees
Admiration
Crab apple trees
Red Sentinel
Crab apple trees
Jelly King
Plum trees
Victoria
Country of originUnited States
New Zealand
United Kingdom
Period of origin1950 - 1999
1950 - 1999
1800 - 1849
Flowering monthApril
Flower colourWhite
Pink - light
White
White
White
Leaf colourGreen
Green
Green
Green
Green
Fruit colourOrange / Red
Red
Red
Orange / Red
Red
Fruit sizeAverage
Large
AwardsRHS Award of Garden Merit
RHS Award of Garden Merit
RHS Award of Garden Merit
RHS Award of Merit
RHS Award of Garden Merit
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