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"Wild" Crab Apple (Malus spp.)

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Nativ Nurseries
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Fruit Tree
$6.99
Its no secret that deer absolutely hammer apples and crabapples, and we’ll go as far to say there may not be a more effective “draw and hold” to deer than a big grove of them.  However, a big orchard of fancy named varieties can be a rather expensive and time...
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Its no secret that deer absolutely hammer apples and crabapples, and we’ll go as far to say there may not be a more effective “draw and hold” to deer than a big grove of them.  However, a big orchard of fancy named varieties can be a rather expensive and time consuming chore for the weekend warrior or gamekeeper to undertake…meaning less time and money spent managing the rest of your property when you are busy spraying for bugs and diseases that high end apples often require.  To those who can put forth the extra effort and expense to plant and manage the larger, grafted cultivars we applaud you. That being said, we have a solution we believe may be a better option for most wildlife oriented folks, and it’s available in our super stout, yet seedling-sized “wild” crabapple. 

Our “wild” crabs are actually seedlings from our favorite crabapple selections  and wild types such as: Dolgo, Transendent, Chestnut, Centennial, Whitney, and Prairie crab.  Having a mixed bag of genetics and drop times from hardy, heavy bearing, disease tolerant favorites in an economical, and simple to establish and maintain rapid mast seedling should be a no-brainer to anyone wanting to spread some apple madness on their place. 

With our “wild” crabs, combined with tree tubes and a little extra TLC for the first few years of growth, expect flowering and fruiting to occur on some trees in as little as three or four growing seasons, with the remainders putting on heavy crops no later than seven or eight years.  So if you’re looking for heavy crops of highly preferred apples dropping from late summer and on into fall, but don’t want to put your county extension agent on payroll, try our “wild” crabs on for size.

 

Zone: 4 - 8
Soil pH: 5.0 - 7.5
Wildlife Value: Excellent.
Site Preference: Full sun.
Fruit Maturity Date: Late Summer, Early Fall
Fruit: Pale green blushed yellow

 

Zone 4-8

 

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Zach Barry

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Allison Cooper
Wild Crab Apple

Love the trees. They grow very fast. Had one that grew up to 7 feet tall in less than 1 1/2 yrs and the others 5-6 ft in the same year.

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Dave Riel
On time and in good shape,....again!

Received trees in time frame as requested. Planted a couple days later.

Last years plantings, (in grow tubes) doing well on the Vermont/Canadian border.

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Jarred
Great

Showed up and they look great. Have ordered trees several times and always received a great product.

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J T
Great company!

Arrived better than expected!

Orders without a specific ship date selected at check out are shipped via UPS the first shipping day following the day the order is received. In order to ensure our seedlings are delivered in the best shape we do not ship on Friday Saturday or Sunday. You may select a shipping date up to six weeks from purchase date at check out.
No Refund Policy: Mossy Oak Nativ Nurseries (Nativ Nurseries) guarantees that our product will arrive in good condition, alive, and true to its name as labeled. We take care in packaging our products. If your order is incorrect or does not arrive in good condition, contact our customer service desk within five (5) business days from your receipt of the product to report any mistake in your order or damage to the product. No refunds will be given however but, we will fix our mistake or rectify any damage by replacing the product at our expense. Nativ Nurseries makes no warranty, expressed or implied for any certain rate of growth or productivity for any of our plant products. Nativ Nurseries will not be responsible for crop failure, damage to products after the customer has received an order, or injuries due to non-recommended zone planting, frost damage, or any man made or natural cause beyond our control. Nativ Nurseries will consider replacing an order if a claim is made in writing or e-mail within five (5) business days from your receipt of the product explaining in detail what problems have occurred. However, Nativ Nurseries reserves the right to refuse replacement at any time.
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