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Crab-apples
John Downie

John Downie is a traditional crab-apple, with white blossom and orange-red fruits, ideal for making crab apple jelly.
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Growing


Crab-apples
John Downie
Gardening skillAverage
Self-fertilitySelf-fertile
Flowering group4
Pollinating othersGood
PloidyDiploid
Bearing regularityRegular
Fruit bearingSpur-bearer
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Using


Crab-apples
John Downie
Picking seasonLate
CroppingGood
Useful forCulinary
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Problems


Crab-apples
John Downie
Disease resistancePoor
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Climate


Crab-apples
John Downie
Summer average maximum temperaturesCool ( 20-24C / 68-75F)
Warm (25-30C / 76-85F)
Cold (< 20C / 67F)
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Identification


Crab-apples
John Downie
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Period of origin1850 - 1899
Flower colourWhite
Fruit colourOrange / Red
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