The Crawley Beauty apple tree produces a mid to late season cooking apple that is suitable for eating fresh when it has ripened off the branch.
Characteristics of Crawley Beauty Trees:
General description of Crawley Beauty:
A medium sized cooker that can be eaten fresh once the fruit have ripened off the branch, the Crawley Beauty bakes to soft puree with a mild flavour. The fruit store well and conveniently hang on the tree after they are ripe, so you don't have to worry about going away for a few days during harvest time.
They can be eaten fresh in the new year, if you like a sharp tasting apple. The texture is coarse and not very juicy.
Crawley Beauty's great strength is its reliability. It is not fussy about where it grows, it is disease resistant, doesn't attract many pests and it crops heavily.
All of our Crawley Beauty trees are grown on MM106 rootstocks.
Pollination Partners for Crawley Beauty:.
Your trees are self sterile and their flowers must be pollinated to make fruit.
Crawley Beauty is in pollination Group H, which is the latest flowering group.
This means that they will cross-pollinate with other apple trees in pollination Groups G and H.
Because this tree flowers late, it is good for frosty areas.
See our Guide to Apple Tree Pollination for a full list of partners & more tips about pollination.
Crawley Beauty Disease notes:
Disease resistance: Scab, Canker
History & Parentage:
This tree was first recorded in a garden in Sussex. It is suspected it might be the same as the French variety, Nouvelle France. It was first grown commercially by J. Cheal & Sons in 1906. In 1912, it won the award of garden merit from the RHS.
How Apple Trees are Measured & Delivered:
Our fruit trees are delivered in up to 3 shapes and you can also buy selected apple trees as ready made cordons.
Maiden: This unbranched tree is the smallest starting size. You can train maidens into espaliers and cordons.
Cordon: Crawley Beauty trees are spur-bearers, so they can be made into cordons and espaliers.
Bush: This is a style of freestanding tree with a short trunk of about 60cms. It will grow to about 3 metres tall.
Half-Standard: This is a freestanding style that will grow into a full sized, "normal" apple tree, about 4 metres tall.