Trees and Shrubs forum: Incredible # of crabapples!

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Name: Terri Hamilton
Rockford, Illinois (Zone 5b)
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holity
Oct 31, 2013 6:36 PM CST
The dwarf crabapple in my front yard bore more fruit than I've ever seen! (of course I've only been living here 3 years)



I'd put this photo in the plant database if I knew exactly which variety it is, but the previous owner of the house didn't leave me that info.
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Name: Tom Cagle
SE-OH (Zone 6a)
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Coppice
Nov 2, 2013 9:45 AM CST
Its likely sugar tyme or sergents.

Brent Walston of evergreengardenworks.com has some better than average photos, if you'd like to window shop.
Name: Terri Hamilton
Rockford, Illinois (Zone 5b)
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holity
Nov 2, 2013 10:14 AM CST
Thanks! Thumbs up

Looking at that website, I'd say either Donald Wyman or Red Jewel, because of the size. My tree is approximately 15x15, spreading not upright.
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Name: Cheryl
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ShadyGreenThumb
Nov 16, 2013 11:53 PM CST
What are you going to do with all those crab apples? I have only eaten them once at someone's house. Not too familiar with how to eat/fix them.
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Name: Terri Hamilton
Rockford, Illinois (Zone 5b)
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holity
Nov 17, 2013 3:32 PM CST
They're teeny. I always just leave them for the squirrels & cardinals.

The winter before last, we got deep snow that stayed on the ground for weeks... the squirrels made a path in it between the tree and the nearest telephone pole. Smiling
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