Not only is this upright apple variety highly ornamental in the garden giving masses of soft pink blossom in spring but it's an excellent pollinator for other apples. The yellow/orange fruits of John Downie are large for a crab and make the finest, clear crab apple jelly. Delicious eaten with meats and cheeses or just spread on buttery toast! Pollination group 3. Supplied as a bare root tree.
Our apples are grafted onto an M26 rootstock which produces an easy-to-control semi-dwarf tree with medium vigour. Height 3m after 10 years.
For growing and planting advice read our leaflet The_Fruit_Garden.