A particularly attractive crab apple producing a profusion of white blossom in May, followed by yellow fruits blushed with red that deepen to a dark glossy scarlet in time for Christmas. Crab Apple ‘Red Sentinel’ makes an attractive and productive specimen tree for smaller gardens, with a long season of interest. Crab apple fruits can be harvested to make delicious crab apple jelly. Any unpicked fruits will soften after a few frosts to create a sumptuous food source for wild birds. Crab apples are self fertile and if planted near orchard apple trees make excellent pollinators. Height and spread: 3m (10′).Estimated time to cropping once planted: 1 year.Estimated time to best yields: 3 years.Culinary note: Some parts of these flowers are edible. This crab apple tree is one of the most attractive in the orchard, producing a profusion of white blossoms in May, followed by yellow fruits that deepen to a dark glossy scarlet in time for Christmas.