|Grid reference||ST 17763 77021|
|Common name||Cheltenham crab|
|Status||GB Champion 2015|
|Height||7.5M November 2015|
|Height||7.5M August 2017|
|Girth||87cm November 2015|
|Girth||89cm August 2017|
The origin of Malus 'Cheltenham' is unknown and no reference books appear to mention it. It is so called because its name appeared on original planting records in the form of a 1950s hand-drawn map. This tree is approximately 75M south of the Fishers Bridge and west of the main path.
The only other known tree of this kind is Malus 'Cheltenham' at Dyffryn Gardens. In early September 2016 the diameter of the fruit was typically 25mm. The fruits had a bitter taste.
General tree description
No general information has been found for Malus 'Cheltenham'. It occurs in planting records for Bute Park and Dyffryn Gardens, Vale of Glamorgan, both trees believed to have been planted in the 1960s, but no other examples of this cultivar are known to exist. At Bute Park the name appears on original maps of the arboretum made by William Nelmes Senior.