Growing Calendar for Crab Apple Tree 'Butterball' 9L
Delivery: Early May to Late June
Pink-blushed white blossom stud the leaf-canopies of this ornamental apple tree in spring. In early spring the bright pink buds unfurl to reveal the snow-shower of beautiful blossom.
Yellow crab apples follow in autumn which gives your garden yet another season of interest. You can harvest the apples too and reduce to make a delicious jelly to accompany meals and seasonal cheeses.
Some varieties need a pollination partner. Not this, even when grown in isolation this variety produces lots of fruit.
Plant your tree at any time of the year but avoid planting in the height of summer during a drought or when the ground is frozen in mid to late winter. When young water mornings and evening and place a round of mulch at the base of the tree to keep the soil warm or provide some nutrients to the tree. Feed with a high-potash feed when in flower.
Flowering Group: Self-Fertile
Years until fruiting from planting: 2-4
Age of tree at despatch: 2
Height at full growth: 6m/20ft
Your tree is delivered as a potted specimen with approximate height of: 3.5ft - 5ft / 105cm - 140cm depending on the variety.
Our 9 litres trees are grown, protected and delivered in 'floppy pots' & polybags. The 'floppy pot' can easily be cut down the side with the tree then sliding out neatly into the prepared planting hole. The 'floppy pots' are also recyclable so you can help the environment once the tree has been planted.
In order to ensure a good pollination pick fruit trees from within the same or from adjacent flowering groups.
The vast majority of the trees we ship have been pruned and will appear trimmed.
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Our products are all grown with the utmost care and to high standards of quality. We regularly check our nursery stock to determine exactly when they will be at the optimum time for despatch.
We despatch our fresh, nursery-grown live plants (including vegetables, trees and flowers) when they are at a stage of growth ready for you, the customer, to plant on at home.
The delivery period shown on your order confirmation indicates when you can expect to receive your order and we will endeavour to despatch your plants in this period within 7-14 days.
Please note – due to increased courier costs beyond our control, delivery charges to all non-UK Mainland addresses including Scottish Highlands & Islands may be subject to a postage surcharge.
Please call our Customer Service Team on 0344 573 8400 for further information.