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Wickson Crab cider apple trees

Malus domestica
Wickson Crab
Wickson Crab is listed in the RHS Plants for Pollinators
  • Picking season: Late
  • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
  • Flowering group: 2

Wickson Crab is a popular crab apple with dense white blossom followed by attractive pink/red flushed apples, which are large by crab-apple standrds.

Wickson Crab apples contain plenty of pectin and are therefore useful in the kitchen for jams and jellies.

Unusually for a crab apple, Wickson Crab is also very sweet. The high sugar content is balanced by a strong acid content, and this potent combination makes the juice of Wickson Crab very popular for cider production in the United States.

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Wickson Crab organic cider apple trees - graft to order

  • 1Maidentree on M9 rootstock 24.95€
    Small tree (1.5m-2.5m after 10 years) Custom graft
  • 2Maidentree on M116 rootstock 24.95€
    Medium tree (2m-3.5m after 10 years) Custom graft
  • 3Maidentree on MM111 rootstock 24.95€
    Large tree (3m-5m after 10 years) Custom graft
  • 4Maidentree on Bittenfelder rootstock 24.95€
    Very large tree (5m-6m+ after 10 years) Custom graft
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Growing and Training

Wickson Crab is a small and hardy tree. It has a wide climate range, and is suitable for both northern areas and warm climates.


Wickson Crab characteristics

  • Gardening skillAverage
  • Self-fertilityNot self-fertile
  • Flowering group2
  • Pollinating othersGood
  • PloidyDiploid
  • Climate suitabilityTemperate climatesWarm climates
  • Picking periodmid-November
  • Picking seasonLate
  • Season of use2-3 weeks
  • CroppingHeavy
  • Food usesJuiceHard cider
  • ScabSome susceptibility
  • Fruit colourOrange / Red