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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 we can produce trees for you through our custom grafting service. Trees can be grafted on any of the following rootstocks:

  • CG-1Crimson Queening tree custom-grafted on M9 rootstock (Dwarfing)£39.00 each
  • CG-2Crimson Queening tree custom-grafted on M26 rootstock (Semi-dwarfing)£39.00 each
  • CG-3Crimson Queening tree custom-grafted on MM106 rootstock (Semi-vigorous)£39.00 each
  • CG-4Crimson Queening tree custom-grafted on MM111 rootstock (Vigorous)£39.00 each
  • CG-5Crimson Queening tree custom-grafted on M25 rootstock (Very vigorous)£39.00 each

If you wish to go order please fill in our contact form in the first instance, stating your name, full address, and the rootstock(s) you wish the tree(s) to be grafted on. You will need to contact us before June.

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).

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