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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

Growing

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

Using

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

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Identification

Country of originUnited Kingdom
Period of origin1950 - 1999
Fruit colourPurple
Blossom colourPink - dark
Leaf colourBronze