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Flowering cherry
Kursar

Apple trees
Rubinette

Flowering cherry
Pink Perfection

Crab-apple
Red Sentinel

Crab-apple
Evereste

A small ornamental early-flowing cherry tree, with profuse blossom.Considered by many to be the best-tasting apple ever, Rubinette has a perfect sweet / sharp flavour.The definitive pink blossom tree, offers a long-lasting display of pink double flowers.A deservedly popular crab-apple, Malus Red Sentinel has classic white apple blossom and a profusion of tiny scarlet persistent fruits.Malus Evereste is a popular traditional crab-apple with masses of white blossom, then red-yellow fruits.
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Flowering cherry
Kursar
Apple trees
Rubinette
Flowering cherry
Pink Perfection
Crab-apple
Red Sentinel
Crab-apple
Evereste
Picking seasonLate
Late
Late
Picking period (southern UK)early October
CroppingLight
Keeping (of fruit)1-2 months
Food usesEating fresh
Culinary
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Growing


Flowering cherry
Kursar
Apple trees
Rubinette
Flowering cherry
Pink Perfection
Crab-apple
Red Sentinel
Crab-apple
Evereste
Gardening skillSuitable for beginners
Average
Average
Suitable for beginners
Suitable for beginners
Self-fertilityNot self-fertile
Self-fertile
Self-fertile
Flowering group3
2
3
Pollinating othersAverage
Good
Good
PloidyDiploid
Diploid
Diploid
VigourVigorous
Weak growing
Slightly small
Average vigour
Slightly small
Bearing regularityRegular
Regular
Regular
Fruit bearingSpur-bearer
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Problems


Flowering cherry
Kursar
Apple trees
Rubinette
Flowering cherry
Pink Perfection
Crab-apple
Red Sentinel
Crab-apple
Evereste
Disease resistanceGood
Poor
Good
Average
ScabSome susceptibility
MildewSome susceptibility
FireblightSome susceptibility
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Climate


Flowering cherry
Kursar
Apple trees
Rubinette
Flowering cherry
Pink Perfection
Crab-apple
Red Sentinel
Crab-apple
Evereste
Climate suitabilityTemperate climates
Mild damp climates
Warm climates
Temperate climates
Warm climates
Temperate climates
Mild damp climates
Cold hardiness (USDA)(4) -30F / -34C
Summer average maximum temperaturesCool ( 20C - 24C / 68F - 75F)
Warm (25C - 30C / 76F - 85F)
Cool ( 20C - 24C / 68F - 75F)
Warm (25C - 30C / 76F - 85F)
Cold (< 20C / 67F)
Cool ( 20C - 24C / 68F - 75F)
Warm (25C - 30C / 76F - 85F)
Cold (< 20C / 67F)
Frost resistance of blossomSome resistance
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Identification


Flowering cherry
Kursar
Apple trees
Rubinette
Flowering cherry
Pink Perfection
Crab-apple
Red Sentinel
Crab-apple
Evereste
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Switzerland
United Kingdom
Period of origin1900 - 1949
1950 - 1999
Fruit colourOrange flush
Red
Orange / Red
AwardsRHS Award of Merit
RHS Award of Garden Merit
RHS Award of Garden Merit
RHS Award of Merit
RHS Award of Garden Merit
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