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John Downie crab-apple

John Downie is a good crabapple for making crab apple jelly. White blossom and orange-red fruits.

Visitor reviews

  • 28 Apr 2019  Chanh,  OK, United States
    Where can you get the john downie in the US? Can anyone make a suggestion?

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Spring blossom records for this variety

2020 season

  • 19th April  2020  - tree owned by Ehill@Sky.Com in Bristol, United Kingdom

2017 season

  • 24th October  2017  - tree owned by Neville in Tea Tree Gully, Australia
  • 24th April  2017  - tree owned by Ehill@Sky.Com in Bristol, United Kingdom
  • April  2017  - tree owned by Andrew in Alnwick, United Kingdom

2013 season

  • 15th May  2013  - tree owned by Mark in Chippenham, United Kingdom
  • April  2013  - tree owned by Martin in Kingston-Upon-Thames, United Kingdom

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  • Species: Malus species
  • Orange Pippin Cultivar ID: 2528


  • Uses: Cooking
  • Harvest period: Late season


  • Cropping: Good
  • Flowering group: 4
  • Fertility: Self-fertile
  • Ploidy: Diploid
  • Pollinating others: Good
  • Bearing regularity: Regular
  • Gardening skill: Average
  • Fruit bearing: Spur-bearer
  • Attractive features: Attractive blossom
  • Attractive features: Attractive fruit
  • General disease resistance: Poor

Where to buy trees

The following tree nurseries offer John Downie crab-apple trees for sale:

Where to buy fresh fruit

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