Crab apple Toringa | root trainer


Malus seiboldii

44 in stock


Produces a mass of pale pink to white blossom followed by clusters of small red and yellow fruit. Good autumn colour to the foliage. Height between 3 and 4.5 metres so good for small gardens.

Crab apples can also assist in pollination of other apples. Ripe late march to mid april

Forest Gardens are orchards designed in such a way so the needs of the heavy bearing heavy feeding fruit trees are taken care of in the design.

We do this by:

  • Ensuring no more than 60% of the canopy space is taken up by heavy feeders. We prefer 40%.
  • For every square metre of heavy feeder canopy there is 0.8 of a square metre of nitrogen fixer.
  • For every square metre of heavy feeder there is 1 comfrey plant.
  • You have all seven (7) layers of the forest garden present.
  • You have as wide a range of mineral accumulators present.

For more details about this see the Koanga Design Your Own Forest Garden Booklet