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Apple Crab Tree – John Downie

Not only is this upright apple variety highly ornamental in the garden giving masses of soft pink blossom in spring but it's an excellent pollinator for other apples. The yellow/orange fruits of John Downie are large for a crab and make the finest, clear crab apple jelly. Delicious eaten with meats and cheeses or just spread on buttery toast! Pollination group 3. Supplied as a bare root tree. Our apples are grafted onto an M26 rootstock which produces an easy-to-control semi-dwarf tree with medium vigour. Height 3m after 10 years.  For planting and growing advice read our Apple Tree growing guide.