The Garden Community for Garden Lovers

Crab apple Malus Gorgeous


Crab apple Malus Gorgeous (Malus X astrosanguinea)

For my records. Information taken from Primrose web site.
Malus x astrosanguinea 'Gorgeous' is a heavy-fruiting tree which produces distinctive glossy red fruits, which remain throughout autumn and into winter. As with all crab apples, 'Gorgeous' is very popular with bees, and thus will bring more pollinators into your garden, which is a blessing if you have other apple trees. 'Gorgeous' is especially good as a pollinator for all apple trees, and flowers throughout the pollination season, which gives it more chance to pollinate more trees. The fruits of this tree can sometimes be eaten fresh, although they can be sour. They are better stewed and used as jams, as they have high levels of pectin, which helps with the setting of jam.



Comments on this photo

 

I should make some with the fruit from the tree in the verge, instead of driving the car over the fruit.

1 Nov, 2016

 

Just love crab apples. :)

1 Nov, 2016

 

Beautiful and useful tree.

1 Nov, 2016

 

Lovely trees......

1 Nov, 2016



Comment on this photo


Pictures by all members
23697 of 292290

  • P1070582_aa
  • Image

What else?

View photos by Homebird

This photo is of species Malus X astrosanguinea.

See who else has plants in genus Malus.

Members who like this photo

  • Gardening with friends since
    21 Nov, 2013

  • Gardening with friends since
    13 May, 2014

  • Gardening with friends since
    23 Feb, 2011

  • Gardening with friends since
    11 Sep, 2013

  • Gardening with friends since
    2 Jan, 2012

  • Gardening with friends since
    2 Nov, 2009

  • Gardening with friends since
    24 Mar, 2011

  • amy
    Amy

    Gardening with friends since
    17 Apr, 2008

  • Gardening with friends since
    27 Sep, 2008

  • Gardening with friends since
    31 Mar, 2010

  • Gardening with friends since
    4 Oct, 2008