Callaway Crabapple Tree
Callaway Crabapple Tree is strikingly beautiful, a naturally dwarf variety, and perfect for your yard or landscape. Cascades of snow-white blossoms in the spring are followed by an abundant harvest of teardrop-shaped, sparkling red, sweet-tart apples, great for eating, pickling, and jelly. Callaway is very productive and disease resistant and should grow to only about 6 ft. in height.
Latin Name: Malus domestica
Site and Soil: All apples like 1/2 day to full sun and well-drained soil.
Rootstock Description: Considered a semi dwarf rootstock, trees on M-7 typically grow 12-16 ft. in height, and are spaced 12-16 ft. apart. Crabapples, Columnars, Espaliers, and Combination Apples will be smaller. A particularly good apple rootstock for heavy soils, M-7 is hardy to minus 35° F. Vigorous and well anchored, trees on M-7 should not require staking.
Pollination Requirements: All apples need another variety nearby for pollination. Neighboring trees often offer sufficient pollen for good fruit set. Consider Mason Bees to help pollinate and increase fruit production.
Hardiness: Callaway Crabapple is hardy to minus 30° F or below.
Bearing Age: 2-3 years after planting.
Size at Maturity: 6 ft. in height
Bloom Time: April
Ripening Time: September
Yield: 30+ lbs.
Pests & Diseases: Callaway is moderately resistant to Apple Scab. Codling Moth can create wormy apples and aphids can damage the foliage of apple trees.
USDA Zone: 4
Sunset Western Zone: 1-9, 14-16
Sunset Northeast Zone: All zones