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Consider a Crabapple

Crabapples

Crabapples

November 8, 2018

When is an apple really a crabapple? Generally a crabapple is any Malus species with fruit under 2 inches in diameter, explains Roberta Bailey in her article, "Grow Your Own Crabapples." Now that the leaves have fallen, crabapple fruits that remained on some trees are readily apparent – and some varieties hold their fruits into winter, when birds enjoy them. Some varieties are good for cider or jelly. If you don't have these trees in your landscape, plan now to plant one (or two – they need a pollinator, but that could be any apple or crabapple tree that blooms at the same time) in spring. Fedco has some tempting offerings.

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