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NUVAR® Marble crab apple trees

Malus

Malus NUVAR® Marble is a modern crab-apple developed in the UK. The white blossom and upright tree are attractive, but the main appeal is the large fruitlets, which ripen early in the season, and are ideal for making crab-apple jelly.

NUVAR® Marble crab apple trees for sale

Pot-grown

All pot-grown trees are suitable for planting out in the garden, some are suitable for growing in containers.

  • PG12-year 12L pot-grown tree Semi-vigorous rootstock £44.50
    Large tree (3m-4m after 10 years)

Bare-root

  • BR11-year bare-root tree Semi-vigorous rootstock £24.95
    Large tree (3m-4m after 10 years)

History

NUVAR® Marble was developed by John Breach, a grower in Kent in the 1970s. It is related to the popular Discovery apple, and inherits that variety's good horticultural characteristics and disease resistance.

NUVAR® Marble characteristics

Using

  • CroppingGood
  • Picking seasonEarlyMid
  • Keeping (of fruit)2-3 weeks
  • Fruit persistenceNormal ripening
  • Flavour qualityGood
  • WildlifeRHS perfect for pollinators
  • Food usesCulinary

Growing

  • Gardening skillBeginner
  • Self-fertilitySelf-fertile
  • Flowering group3
  • Pollinating othersGood
  • PloidyDiploid
  • VigourSlightly small
  • Growth rateAverage

Problems

  • Disease resistanceGood

Climate

  • Climate suitabilityTemperate climatesMild damp climates
  • Cold-hardinessCold-hardy
  • Summer average maximum temperaturesCool ( 20-24C / 68-75F)Warm (25-30C / 76-85F)Cold (< 20C / 67F)

Identification

  • Country of originUnited Kingdom
  • Period of origin1950 - 1999
  • Flower colourWhite
  • Flower formSingle flower (5-8 petals)
  • Leaf colourGreen
  • Leaf colour - autumnGreen
  • Fruit colourOrange / Red
  • Fruit sizeLarge