Crab Apple ?Nuvar Marble? is a modern, British-bred variety that looks magnificent in autumn. The large, orange fruits are blushed red with glossy skins that glow in the autumn sunshine. This variety ripens early, giving you plenty of opportunity to make delicious Crab Apple jelly. This deciduous, small tree provides plenty of ornamental interest throughout the year. Spring sees the branches covered in white blossom, which stands out from the dark green foliage. The leaves also take on attractive autumn shades later in the year. Height: 5m (16?). Spread: 4m (13?).Culinary note: Some parts of these flowers are edible. For more details about edible flowers click here. Generally crab apples are too tart to eat raw, but their apple flavour becomes intense when cooked. Cab apples have high pectin content great for jam and jellies, and are a perfect ingredient for chutneys.