Fabulous shiny fruit.
One of my favourites. They look like Christmas baubles. So beautiful. I’m designing a garden where the customer is having an avenue of crab apples. Just imagine! x
A crab apple avenue sounds wonderful – you must be thrilled to be designing a garden that includes that brief 🙂 It took me ages to decide which variety to choose – it was to replace the magnolia which we cut down last year, and I also spent a little more to get a slightly bigger tree. It is still small though, no more than 6 feet or so, and the side branches are still short, but it has been well covered in crab apples
Sounds lovely! I’ve got a coat pocket full of crab apples at the movement. Like you do. Just off to another client to help her chose some for an orchard. Looking forward to seeing your garden next year x
Yes, like you do, but don’t leave them in there too long!
Such glowing colour. Fingers crossed that the birds resist them for some time to come.
Yes, I chose this variety in the end because the fruits were not a solid colour. They are certainly more attractive than Golden Hornet whose apples are now rotting on the tree, as they do 😦
They almost look like marzipan fruits to me. Lovely.
Mm, yes, I can see what you mean
A glowing example! I love crab apples. Do you use them?
I am so glad I chose this variety, Allison. I am so yearning to use them but it is still a young tree and there are perhaps not enough to make it worthwhile picking any without stripping it – hmm, perhaps I shall weigh one and estimate how many I would need for a single jar of jelly… 😉
It is worth doing even a tiny jar for the beautiful amber jelly at christmas… and you get a suprising amount of juice out of those tiny suns. Mind you it is also fun to watch the birds eat them. The backbirds have just started on ours.
Yes, that was exactly my way of thinking – it should be the most wonderful colour…
Lovely! It must be wonderful to stand under a treeful eventually.
Indeed, and with a clutch of jars of jelly in the cupboard too!
A beautiful picture of these stunning crab apples, I love the colour and blossom too, we have lots still on ours that we planted last autumn, same variety as yours too. Have you kept it as a tree or trained it against a wall?
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