Can anyone identify this crab apple variety please?


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This lovely crab apple tree is in the garden of the house we've just moved into and i've no idea of the variety. It's a single spike - is cordon the correct term? It's about seven feet tall and there are hundreds and hundreds of tiny fruit. I haven't uploaded an image before, so I hope I've got it right - apologies in advance it not.
Thanks for any light anyone can shed on the variety.

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Thank you Owdboggy (what a wonderful user name!) - that sounds plausible. The fruits are certainly both very red and flat bottomed! I've never had a red crab apple before. I shall make some jelly from the fruit this weekend - with luck it will turn out to be really jewel coloured.
 
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Thank you Owdboggy (what a wonderful user name!) - that sounds plausible. The fruits are certainly both very red and flat bottomed! I've never had a red crab apple before. I shall make some jelly from the fruit this weekend - with luck it will turn out to be really jewel coloured.
And, indeed, you were absolutely right - Laura it is. I saw one in a garden centre on Saturday.

Unfortunately other gardening tasks precluded spending any time in the kitchen at he weekend, but I've now picked a trugful and will be making jelly this evening.
 
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Glad to be of help.
I had some of our Crab Apple Jelly on my breakfast toast today. We tend to make it from a mix of various types, John Downie, true wild Crabs and one called Ballerina which gives it a lovely colour.
Remember it is one pint of liquid to a pound of sugar for Jelly.
 
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Glad to be of help.
I had some of our Crab Apple Jelly on my breakfast toast today. We tend to make it from a mix of various types, John Downie, true wild Crabs and one called Ballerina which gives it a lovely colour.
Remember it is one pint of liquid to a pound of sugar for Jelly.
Thanks Owdboggy, it's dripping in a jelly bag at the moment. I've turned up a recipe for spiced crab apples which seems to leave them whole - I'll let you know!
 
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