Malus ‘Harry Baker’ Crab Apple

Description: A special variety with exceptionally large, rich, flamboyant pink flowers, dark green-maroon leaves followed by large ruby red fruit with a deep pink flesh lasting into mid October. High in pectin making a superb deep red jelly.

History: A selected seedling from Reads Nursery, Suffolk. Introduced around 1995 and named after RHS fruit expert Harry Baker.

Malus Growing Tips: Crab Apples are self-fertile, and very useful as pollinators for a variety of fruit trees. Full sun or part shade lover, best grown in fertile, moist, deep, loamy soils. Requires minimal pruning in late winter or spring to remove damaged, diseased or misplaced growth.

Height and Spread (after 10 years): 4m x 3m

Attributes

  • Flowering month: April
  • Deciduous
  • Leaf colour: Green
  • S Size: Small
  • Tree shape: Standard
  • Award-winning
  • Replacement prune
  • Fruit for wildlife
  • Scented flowers

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