With its cascade of speckled yellow-coloured fruits Malus Butterball is perhaps the prettiest of all crab-apples for autumn colour.
Butterball is also a good choice if you want to make crab apple jelly. The fruitlets hang on the tree for an extended period, and can be used for cooking throughout this period.
The spring blossom is pure white. Our 2-year Butterball trees will usually produce blossom in the first spring after planting.
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Malus Butterball is a good pollinator of late-flowering apple varieties (in flowering group 4).
Illustrative example of a pot-grown tree of this variety as supplied.
Approximate girth: 6/8cm.
Trees should reach their mature height after about 10 or more years.
We may also have 1-year bare-root trees of this variety - they are not shown here.
We list more than 40 different crab-apple trees. Choosing can be difficult! See our article explaining the different characteristics of crab-apple trees which will help you narrow down the selection.