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John Downie



One of the most popular crab apple for jelly making. It produces an orange coloured jelly.

Origin: UK,

Pollination: John Downie is self-fertile and a pollinator is not necessary for producing a crop.  Pollination partners

John Downie apple trees for sale

1-year maiden trees

These are the most versatile choice for home orchards, community fruit tree projects, and for training on in any form you require.

FormRootstockPriceQuantity
MaidenM26Semi-dwarfing £24.50 Sold-out
MaidenMM106Semi-vigorous £24.50 Sold-out

Orders placed now will be delivered in the winter planting season.

History and description of John Downie

Malus John Downie is the most popular crab apple for jelly making. It produces pretty white blossom in April/May and orange and red crab apples in October.

Characteristics of John Downie apple trees

UseCulinary
ColourOrange
Flavour
Fruit sizeSmall
Picking time
Season of useOct
Tree vigourModerate
Tree habit
Fruit-bearing
Cropping
Suitable forNorthern Britain
Northern Britain
Special featuresAttractive Blossom
Good Pollinator
Pollination date0
Pollination group
Self-fertilitySelf-fertile
PollinatorsPollination partners


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