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Pollination group:

Malus coronaria

Other names: American crabapple, Garland crab, Sweet crabapple

Identification: The fruit vary in size between a walnut and a golf ball. Yellowish-green with a waxy feel to the skin. The calyx is open, surrounded by a faint, five-lobed crown, no basin.

Characteristics: The flesh is white and sharp, sour.

Uses: Ornamental

Origins: Native to North America, ranging eastward from the Mississippi River.

Cultivation: Uncultivated, it grows as a tangled, thorny shrub but will form into a small tree 5 to 7 metres in height with a wide and irregularly shaped crown. Grows best in rich, moist loam. The fruit develops on spurs. No fruit drop.

Ploidism: Diploid.

Notes: Typically, this is a late blooming variety, starting in Group D and lasting through Group H. Flowers and ripens in clusters of five and six.

Harvest: Fruit ripens in the fifth period.

Status: ornamental

Flowers: Rose coloured, fragrant, medium to large. Simple five- to six-petal format.

Foliage: Young leaves are reddish bronze, becoming dark green on the upper surface, pale green underneath. Yellow in autumn

Fruit: Small, yellowish green.


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