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Fruit tree comparison - Malus Roberts Red
Crab apple trees

Malus Roberts Red

A red-fleshed crab-apple, with dark pink blossom, and purple fruits. Useful for cooking and juicing.  Remove this variety from the comparison


Gardening skill? Average
Cropping Heavy
Fertility? Self-fertile
Flowering group? 2
Pollinating others? Average
Vigour? Average growth
Precocity? Precocious
Bearing regularity? Regular
Fruit bearing? Spur-bearer


Picking season? Early
Use / keeping? 1 week
Flavour quality? Average
Flavour style Sharper
Juice style Sharper

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Country of origin United Kingdom
Period of origin 1950 - 1999
Fruit colour Purple
Blossom colour Pink - dark
Leaf colour Bronze