Definitions for "Crab apple"
Keywords:  sour, malus, apple, wild, jelly
The wild version of the apple Malus pumila with generally small (to 3cm dia.) tart and crisp fruits. Used for making jams and preserves.
The small fruit of the wild apple tree that has more core than flesh. Crab apples are sour to taste when eaten raw and so are best used to make a sweet jelly for scones and brioches or as a condiment for roasted meats and game.
any of numerous varieties of crab apples cultivated for their small acid (usually bright red) fruit used for preserving or as ornamentals for their blossoms