Malus Butterball crab apple trees

The main feature of Malus Butterball is the cascade of butter-coloured fruits in autumn, whilst the spring blossom is white.

Butterball crab-apples are also useful for crab-apple jelly.

Our 2-year Butterball trees will usually produce blossom in the first spring after planting.

Malus Butterball crab apple trees for sale

Order now for delivery from 13th December

Mature size* Supplied as Price Quantity

Pot-grown fruit trees

Very small  (1.5m after 5-10 years) 2-year patio-tree - 11.5l pot - M27 rootstock £36.45
Large  (3m - 4m after 5-10 years) 2-year - 12l pot - Semi-vigorous rootstock £36.45

Bare-root fruit trees

Large  (2.5m - 3.5m after 5-10 years) 1-year - bare-root - M116 rootstock  150cm £19.95 Sold outalert me

Delivery period: Pot-grown trees can be delivered from September onwards. Bare-root trees can be delivered from mid-November onwards. Within those periods you can specify your preferred month of delivery during the checkout process. It is best to order as soon as you can to ensure items are reserved for you.

*Mature size: Height shown is the approximate height of the tree when mature (after 5-10 years), not the height when supplied. See photos of trees as supplied. Actual mature heights may vary considerably dependent on your local conditions and training and pruning regime.

Stock availability: Items showing as 'sold out' will probably be available again next season. Click here to be notified when we get more trees of this variety.

Summary features of Malus Butterball

Growing

  • Gardening skill: Suitable for beginners?
  • Cropping: Heavy
  • Fertility: Self-fertile?
  • Flowering group: 3?
  • Pollinating others: Good?
  • Ploidy: Diploid?
  • Vigour: Average growth?
  • Bearing regularity: Regular?
  • Attractive blossom
  • Attractive fruit
  • Overall disease resistance: Average?
  • Organic / no-spray culture?

Uses

Identification

  • Country of origin: United States
  • Period of origin: 1950 - 1999
  • Fruit colour: Yellow
  • Blossom colour: White
  • Leaf colour: Green
  • Popularity: Under-rated?

Climate

  • Temperate climates
  • Tolerates cold winters
  • Planting position: Full sun preferred

Pollination guide for Malus Butterball

Malus Butterball is in flowering group 3. Malus Butterball is self-fertile and does not need a pollination partner, although fruiting may be improved if there is a compatible tree of a different variety nearby.

Like most crab-apples it blooms over a long period and is therefore a good pollinator for other apple and cider-apple varieties flowering at the same time.

Botanical name

Malus 'Butterball'


UK-grown trees All our trees are grown in the UK.