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Minshull Crab

Culinary apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Originated in Minshull, Cheshire, England. The original tree was growing in 1777. Fruits have firm, crisp, white flesh with a very acid and bitter flavour.

Englische Rambour, Lancashire Crab, Lancaster Crab, Minchal Crab, Minchall Crab, Minchall's Crab, Mincham Crab, Mincham's Crab, Minchin Crab, Minchin's Crab, Minchull Crab, Minshal Crab, Minshall Crab, Minsham's Crab, Minshul Crab
Material available from the National Fruit Collection.
Flat 2
large 2
57.00mm 2
78.00mm 2
very weak 2
Ground Colour
Yellow 2
Over Colour
Orange 2
Over Colour (Pattern)
striped/mottled 2
crisp 2
Flesh Colour
White 2

Accession No.
1945 - 032


Accession name
Minshull Crab
Flowering time  ›››
4th May10% flowering
9th MayFull (80%) flowering
17th May90% petal fall
Picking time
Mid October 1

1. NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.
2. Smith, M. (1971) National Apple Register