Kerr Crabapple Tree
The Kerr Crabapple Tree is a unique cross of Dolgo crabapple and Haralson apple which bears large, flavorful, crisp and juicy, dark red fruit. Kerr is very hardy (to minus 50ºF!!!), productive and disease resistant. A favorite with kids, attractive Kerr fruit is great for fresh eating and makes tasty jelly.
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Latin Name: Malus domestica
Site and Soil: Apples like 1/2 day to full sun and well-drained soil.
Rootstock Description: M-7 is considered a semi-dwarf rootstock growing 12-16 ft. in height. M-7 is very hardy and adapted to most soils. Vigorous, drought tolerant, and well anchored, trees on M-7 should not require staking. Crabapples will likely be smaller.
Pollination Requirements: Self-pollinating. Consider Mason Bees to help pollinate and increase fruit production.
Hardiness: Hardy to minus 50° F.
Bearing Age: 2-3 years after planting.
Size at Maturity: 10-16 ft. in height
Bloom Time: April
Ripening Time: September
Yield: 30+ lbs.
Pests & Diseases: Kerr is moderately resistant to Apple Scab. Codling Moth can create wormy apples and aphids can damage the foliage of apple trees.
USDA Zone: 2
Sunset Western Zone: 1-9, 14-16
Sunset Northeast Zone: All zones