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Apple trees
Roberts Crab

Roberts Red or Roberts Crab is an unusual red-fleshed crab-apple, with dark pink blossom, and purple fruits.
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Growing


Apple trees
Roberts Crab
Gardening skillBeginner
Self-fertilitySelf-fertile
Flowering group2
Pollinating othersPoor
PloidyDiploid
Fruit bearingSpur-bearer
Climate suitabilityTemperate climates
Mild damp climates
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Using


Apple trees
Roberts Crab
Picking periodearly September
Picking seasonMid
Season of use2-3 weeks
CroppingHeavy
Food usesCulinary
Juice
Hard cider
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Problems


Apple trees
Roberts Crab
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Identification


Apple trees
Roberts Crab
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Period of origin1950 - 1999
Flowering monthApril
Fruit colourPurple
Flesh colourPink / Red
Fruit sizeVery large
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