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Crab Apple Tree 'John Downie'


Malus 'John Downie'

  • Crab Apple.
  • Produces a profusion of rich orange red fruits in October perfect for crab apple jelly.
  • Self Fertile.
  • M26 rootstock.

Supplied as a containerised tree pruned to approximately 3-4 ft (90-120cm) tall including pot.

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1 or more £29.95GBP each. Group & quantity discounts



The most popular crab apple for jelly making. Rich orange red fruits in October.

Plant one or two near your apple trees, especially non self fertile varieties, to ensure good fruit set.

Recommended by the RHS to be an excellent attractant and nectar source for bees and other beneficial insects.

Recommended by the RHS to assist in encouraging bats into the garden as the flowers are likely to attract moths and other night-flying insects which bats love to eat!


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This product is subject to group discount if you are buying multiple products from the same pricing group. Other products in this group are...
Crab Apple Tree 'Butterball'
Crab Apple Tree 'Evereste'
Crab Apple Tree 'Red Sentinel'

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