Transcendent Crabapple Tree
Transcend your preconceived notions of crabapples and try Transcendent Crabapple Tree, a gorgeous, compact tree with white and pink blossoms that give way to tasty, yellowish-red fruit that look like small distant planets hanging on your very own backyard crabapple tree. Transcendent is an excellent pollinizer for your other apple trees and its fruit can be eaten fresh, used for cider, or made into jam.
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.
Hardiness: Transcendent Crabapple Tree should be hardy to minus 30° F.
Bearing Age: 2-3 years after planting.
Size at Maturity: 10-12 ft. in height
Bloom Time: April
Ripening Time: September
Yield: 30+ lbs.
Pests & Diseases: Transcendent Crabapple Tree 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