An interesting old variety from 1831 that is ideal for those who prefer apples with a yielding texture. Sometimes known as Crimson Quoining.
Crimson Queening – Season:
Suitable for eating from early September and will keep until October.
Crimson Queening – appearance:
Lives up to it’s name, the fruits are medium to large in size and almost entirely covered in a rich, shining dark red.
Crimson Queening – flavour
Creamy white inside, the texture is tender and juicy, as befits an apple with a distinctly scented, floral quality to it’s flavour.
Dessert use only. Very ornamental fruits.
Cropping & Growth
Low to medium vigour, slightly spreading habit. .
Crimson Queening - Pollination: Pollination group ‘C’ so pollinate with varieties in the same or adjacent groups. Here are some suggested varieties:
Cox's Orange Pippin
Court of Wick
Tree sizes for Crimson Queening:
M27 is a miniature stock, ideal for very small gardens, pots on the patio etc. Grows to around 180cm’s. Good hearty soil is preferred.
M9 is classed as dwarfing and a good intermiate stock. Matures to 200cm’s plus with a similar spread. M9 is heavy cropping and promotes larger fruits, but needs permanent staking and good soil.
M26 stock Is classed as semi-dwarfing. Does well on poorer soil. Reaches 300cm’s+ with the same spread.
MM106 is vigorous and the best choice for where a larger ‘orchard sized’ tree is required. Grows 4m+ with the same spread and suitable for most soils.