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Professor Sprenger crab apple trees

Malus x zumi
  • Self-fertility: Self-fertile
  • Blossom colour: White
  • Fruit colour: Orange
A well-proportioned crab-apple with profuse white blossom, and golden-orange fruitlets in autumn.

Professor Sprenger crab apple trees for sale

Bare-root

  • BR1Spindlebush bare-root tree M9 rootstock £46.00
    Small tree (1.5m-2.5m after 10 years)
Pre-ordering

You can pre-order now, deliveries start in September.

Delivery charges

Delivery for a single tree starts at £9.95. It is calculated when you add trees to your basket, based on your postcode.

Professor Sprenger is a well-proportioned white-blossomed crab-apple - the intensity and profusion of the white flowers rivals some flowering cherries.

In autumn the leaves turn yellow, but the main attraction is the mass of orange fruitlets.

How to grow

Professor Sprenger is easy to grow and very cold-hardy and disease-resistant. It grows with a gently spreading habit.

Advice on fruit tree pollination.

History

Professor Sprenger is related to the well-known Golden Hornet, and shares that variety's abundant blossom and fruitlets.

It is named after Professor Albrecht Marinus Sprenger of the Institute of Horticulture at the University of Wageningen, in Holland.

Professor Sprenger characteristics

Growing

  • Gardening skillBeginner
  • Self-fertilitySelf-fertile
  • Flowering group3
  • Pollinating othersGood

Problems

  • Disease resistanceGood

Identification

  • Flowering monthApril
  • Blossom colourWhite
  • Fruit colourOrange