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Crimson Queening

An old English apple with dark red skin and an unusual pointed shape.

Origin: England, 1831

Pollination: Crimson Queening is self-sterile and would require a pollinator to produce a crop.  Pollination partners

Crimson Queening apple trees produced to order

We do not stock this variety, but it is available through our custom bud-grafting service.

Propagation is carried out in late July / early August, and the grafted trees would be available for supply in December the following year (approximately 14 months later). You can choose the number of trees and the rootstock(s) you want the trees grafted on.

Read more about our Grafting service here.

If you wish to order a grafted tree of this variety please fill in our contact form in the first instance.

History and description of Crimson Queening

Crimson Queening apple was first recorded in 1831 but thought to be much older.

Medium sized fruit, long-conical shape and very irregular with prominent ribs. Crimson flush and bright red stripes over a pale greenish yellow skin. Generally smooth skinned but with some russet patches. Soft, pale cream flesh. Sweet and slightly scented.

A tree of weak vigour. Produces many spurs.

Characteristics of Crimson Queening apple trees

Fruit sizeMedium
Picking timeEarly Sep
Season of useSep-Oct
Tree vigourSmall
Tree habitUpright-spreading
Pollination date14
Pollination groupD
PollinatorsPollination partners