crab apple

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crab apple

1. any of several rosaceous trees of the genus Malus that have white, pink, or red flowers and small sour apple-like fruits
2. the fruit of any of these trees, used to make jam
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Hupehensis', the ascending branches are covered in pinkbudded, white-flowered, fragrant blossom, followed by a heavy crop of rosy-yellow crab apples.
If you thought Bramley's were sour then crab apples are even more unpleasant.
Add the 2 quarts of crab apples and heat to boiling.
From branches above, garlands of cherries, crab apples, and plums hang down to suggest a theater curtain.
I am sitting in the tree throwing crab apples at the neighbour's cat when Alexandra comes up the walk.
Hupehensis, the ascending branches are covered in pink–budded, white–flowered, fragrant blossom, which is then followed by a heavy crop of rosy–yellow crab apples.
There are several crab apples, forms of Malus, that would fit the bill and will never get too big.
From flowering cherries and crab apples to evergreen yews and weeping willows, trees offer different leaf size, shape and colour.
He already has a bag bursting with crab apples and rowan berries he picked himself from further along the path.
In autumn they produce crab apples in colours ranging from yellow to red, which can be used for jelly-making.
Roland Digby, 49, said a volley of crab apples was hurled at his house in Royston, Hertfordshire, three times in the same week.