An exciting new introduction with spectacular large orange-pink fruit that persist much longer than most large fruited crab apples.
Jelly King is aimed particularly at cooks who want to make crab apple jelly - the orange/pink fruits produce a jelly of the same colour. However Jelly King is more than just a crab apple jelly specialist, it is actually a great all-round crab apple.
The white flowers are borne in profusion and provide an intense and long-lasting display in spring whilst in autumn the large fruits are particularly attractive too, and persist well into December (although unlike other persistent crab apples birds tend not to go for them).
Once the tree is a few years old it becomes a heavy-cropper so even if you pick some for the kitchen there will still be plenty to provide autumn colour on the tree.
Strong white blossom covers this vigorous but compact tree in spring.
Small tree - up to 3.5m / 12ft