Malus Harry Baker crab apple trees

Malus Harry Baker crab-apple tree

Harry Baker is a popular crab-apple, featuring intense dark-pink blossom in spring, and dark red fruitlets in the autumn.

The fruits are quite large and have a red flesh, and this an excellent variety for making crab-apple jams and jellies.

Malus Harry Baker crab apple trees for sale

Sorry we have not been able to produce any trees of this variety this season.

We may still be able to propagate it to order for you. Please contact us for more details.

Summary features of Malus Harry Baker

Growing

  • Gardening skill: Average?
  • Cropping: Good
  • Fertility: Self-fertile?
  • Flowering group: 4?
  • Pollinating others: Good?
  • Ploidy: Diploid?
  • Vigour: Slightly small?
  • Fruit bearing: Spur-bearer?
  • Fruit persistence: Ripens over a period?
  • Attractive blossom
  • Attractive fruit
  • Overall disease resistance: Good?
  • Organic / no-spray culture?

Uses

Identification

  • Country of origin: United Kingdom
  • Period of origin: 1950 - 1999
  • Fruit colour: Red
  • Blossom colour: Crimson
  • Leaf colour: Green
  • Popularity: Best sellers?

Climate

  • Temperate climates
  • Tolerates cold winters
  • Mild / damp climates?
  • Planting position: Full sun preferred

Pollination guide for Malus Harry Baker

Malus Harry Baker is in flowering group 4. Malus Harry Baker 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.

How to grow Malus Harry Baker crab apple trees

Harry Baker is likely to reach 3m-4m on a semi-vigorous rootstock, and is a good pollinator for sprinmid and late-flowering apple trees.

Historical details

This crab-apple was named in honour of Harry Baker, Fruit Officer of the RHS at Wisley in the 1980s, and the author of several books on fruit trees and soft fruits.

Botanical name

Malus 'Harry Baker'


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