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Crab apple trees
Roberts Red

Roberts Red or Roberts Crab is an unusual red-fleshed crab-apple, with dark pink blossom, and purple fruits. Useful for cooking and produces a claret red colour juice
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Growing


Crab apple trees
Roberts Red
Gardening skillBeginner
Self-fertilitySelf-fertile
Flowering group2
Pollinating othersAverage
Fruit bearingSpur-bearer
Climate suitabilityTemperate climates
Mild damp climates
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Using


Crab apple trees
Roberts Red
Picking monthSeptember
Picking seasonMid
Keeping (of fruit)2-3 weeks
CroppingHeavy
Food usesCulinary
Juice
Hard cider
Juice styleSharper
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Problems


Crab apple trees
Roberts Red
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Identification


Crab apple trees
Roberts Red
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Period of origin1950 - 1999
Flowering monthApril
Fruit colourPurple
Flesh colourPink / Red
Fruit sizeVery large
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