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Uses: Highly praised as an ornamental tree, but the small fruit make a wonderful crabapple jelly.

Origins: An open-pollinated seedling of Malus ionsis. Developed by Arie den Boer at the Den Boer Arboretum in Des Moines, Iowa (U.S.A.) and introduced in 1953. Malus x deboerii

Cultivation: Vigorous, upright

Ploidism: Diploid. Self sterile.

Type(s): Jelly, Ornamental

ARS GRIN entry: Accession ID

Flowers: Single, pink-red flowers.

Foliage: Bronze leaves turning scarlet in the fall.

Fruit: Small, greenish fruit with red blush.


Associated apples:

Dymock Red
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Type: Cider, Eating

characteristics: The flesh is pale yellowish, often with red stains under the skin. Soft and tender. Somewhat tannic in early stages of ripening, but becomes quite sweet when ...

Synonyms: Peggy’s Apple, Peggy Red

Golden Harvey
Golden Harvey
Type: Cider, Dessert, Juice

characteristics: The flesh is remarkably yellow, so much so that the apple derives its adjective from the colour of the flesh rather than the colour of the skin as might be ...

Synonyms: Bradley's Golden Pippin, Brandy apple, Guernsey Pippin, Harvey, Herefordshire ...