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Description

An excellent pollinator for other apples. This annual bearer, developed at the University of Minnesota in 1946, produces 2" pale yellow crabapples with streaky red blushes and some russeting. Creamy white flesh is fine-grained and crisp, with a sweet, nut-like flavor that is great for fresh eating, cooking or making jams. Tree is vigorous and hardy and adapts well to different soil types. Cold-hardy. Ripens in early September. Self-pollinating.

Characteristics

Bloom Color White
Fruit Color Red
Fruit Size Large - Extra Large
Pollination Self-pollinating
Ripens/Harvest Early September
Shade/Sun Full Sun
Soil Moisture Well Drained
Soil pH Level 6.0 - 7.0
Taste Nut-like Flavor; Sweet
Texture Good Texture; Crisp, Juicy
Years to Bear 2 - 5
Zone Range 3 - 8

Zone Compatibility

This Variety's Zone Range 3 - 8
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The USDA hardiness zones offer a guide to varieties that will grow well in certain climates. Each zone corresponds to the minimum winter temperatures experienced in a given area. Make sure that your hardiness zone lies within the zone compatability range of this variety before ordering.

Size & Spacing

Mature Size

When your tree matures, it will be approximately 12 - 15' tall x 12 - 15' wide.

Recommended Spacing

We recommend spacing these trees 12 - 15' apart to ensure room for growth.

Recommended Pollinators

This variety is self pollinating.

In many cases, you may still want to plant pollinating partners to increase the size of your crops, but with self-pollinating varieties doing so is optional. You'll get fruit with only one plant!

Tools & Supplies

Having the proper tools and supplies when growing your own can make the difference between a good harvest and a great harvest! Here's a list that our experts recommend for this variety.

Planting & Care

Learn all about how to grow apple trees in The Growing Guide. An entire section of our website dedicated to your growing success.

Shipping Information

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1 Year Warranty

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I need a pollinator for some apple trees.
David L on Apr 30, 2016
Because of the size of the fruit and it's taste of tartness and chestnut flavor.
Shaik A on Apr 25, 2016
I need a pollinator for some apple trees.
David L on Apr 30, 2016
Climate zone compatibility 3A
cross pollinator
Chris Y on Apr 27, 2016
Because of the size of the fruit and it's taste of tartness and chestnut flavor.
Shaik A on Apr 25, 2016
I tried it an loved them.
Darcy B on Apr 14, 2016
This is said to be great for pollinating apple trees.
Karen A on Apr 12, 2016
My husband grew up in Arkansas and misses crabapples. We can plant this in a higher elevation here in AZ
Corinth T on Apr 6, 2016
Pollinates apples, sweet crab blends well with tart crab apples for sauce, and very hardy
Linda P on Mar 22, 2016
Looking forward to tasting this crab apple for snacks and preserving while providing beauty on the property
Ellen S on Mar 8, 2016
Great pollinator for other apple trees.
Robert G on Mar 7, 2016
Pollination of other apple trees
Eugene S on Feb 23, 2016
Climate zone compatibility 3A
cross pollinator
Chris Y on Apr 27, 2016
I tried it an loved them.
Darcy B on Apr 14, 2016

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