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Columbia Crab

Identification: The fruit is small, round conic. Base colour is greenish yellow over which is a red wash. Skin bruises easily.

Characteristics: Light cream. Moderately fine-grained. Very juicy, sour and lightly astringent.

Uses: Used as cold-hardy root stock. Also makes good apple jelly. Sometimes used for cider.

Origins: Malus baccata crossed with Broad Green in 1904 by Dr. Charles Saunders at Agriculture Canada's Central Experimental Farm in Ottawa, Ontario (Canada)

Cultivation: Moderately vigorous. Upright rounded shape, maximum 10 metres in height. Hardy to Zone 3. Resistant to frost.

Ploidism: Diploid. Self sterile.

Vulnerabilities: Resistant to most disease.

Harvest: The middle of the fourth period.

Harvest period: 4

Status: ornamental

Flowers: White