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possible crab apple tree ?

Posted by dirt_farmer 6 (My Page) on
Mon, Sep 16, 13 at 21:35

Hi,
I have seen several of these small tree's were I live.
Does anybody know if its a crab-apple, and if so can you tell me the exact cultivar ? I think it is native but not completely sure.
thanks for any help


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RE: possible crab apple tree ?

  • Posted by bboy USDA 8 Sunset 5 WA (My Page) on
    Mon, Sep 16, 13 at 21:37

Yes, a crab-apple. Hundreds of named forms, spontaneous seedlings also come up near plantings - same as with orchard apples.


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RE: possible crab apple tree ?

The wild crabapples near me have slightly larger fruit and the fruit turns yellowish, never red. So I'm not sure that is a native one ... but it might be.


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RE: possible crab apple tree ?

flower color.. can sometimes ID them ...

but i also have a few rogue seedlings around...

this is where .. unless you buy a named variety ... you might never know what it is ...

ken


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