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A vigorous, upright, spreading tree. The young foliage emerges a lovely bronze-red, becoming a dark green in Summer.


In Spring this tree is covered in crimson coloured, single blossom. The foliage and flowers make this tree an ornamental feature in the garden, with the added bonus of fruit that children love!


Flowers are followed by small, round, bright-red fruit in early Autumn. The flesh is red and juicy.

Unlike many crabapples, these are sweet enough to eat fresh, but they still retain some of the characteristic Crabappple tartness.


The fruit can make a fine Crabapple Jelly, with a stunning colour and a very sweet flavour. The fruit is also used for juicing.



Tree Size:

Dwarf: Can be kept to 1.5 m high, but must be supported with a stake


Semi-dwarf: 5 m x 5 m


Crabapples are small trees that are hardy once established. Grow in full sun to part shade.

Will grow well on most soils, but prefers a deep, moist, loamy soil.


Pruning requirements are minimal.


Crabapples are self-fertile, and make useful pollinators for eating and cooking apples. 


Huon Crab


    Deciduous Rootstock and Tree Specialists

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