Whitney Crabapple Tree
One of the largest and tastiest of crab apples, Whitney Crabapple Tree is very cold hardy as well as heat tolerant. Fruits are tender and juicy and great for fresh eating, pickles, sauces and ciders. Self-pollinating and disease resistant.
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Latin Name: Malus pumila
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 be smaller.
Pollination Requirements: Self-pollinating. Consider Mason Bees to help pollinate and increase fruit production.
Hardiness: Hardy to minus 30° 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: Whitney Crabapple Tree is resistant to Apple Scab. Codling Moth can create wormy apples and aphids can damage the foliage of apple trees.
USDA Zone: 3-9
Sunset Western Zone: 1-9, 14-16
Sunset Northeast Zone: All zones