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Exquisitely coloured purple fruitlet of crab apple Neville Copeland (Copeman)

In passing through my orchard, this particular variety caught my eye. It has vivid purple fruitlets, that show up against the green of the leaves. Very often grown as a pollinator, as it has a very wide flowering period. The … Continue reading

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Very unusual to see this in the orchard or garden

  Here we have a crab apple that has fallen during the winter. Amazingly it was not eaten by the birds or the mice. It has rotted down during late winter/spring, and the seeds inside the apple have all started … Continue reading

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Lovely looking Apple Blossom

Really lovely looking Apple Blossom, however looks can be deceptive. As this tree is a crab apple producing smallish acid tasting crab apples. This variety is known as Maypole – crab apple Ballerina tree. It is truly vertical spindle, and … Continue reading

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