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Tree comparisons



Crab apple trees
Wickson Crab

Wickson crab is a popular crab apple variety which is also useful in cider blends.
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Using


Crab apple trees
Wickson Crab
Picking season Late
Uses Juice
Hard cider
Cropping Heavy
Keeping (of fruit) 2-3 weeks
Flavour quality Very good
Flavour style (apples) Sweet/Sharp
Discoloring No discolor (Good for drying)
Fruit persistence Persistent
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Growing


Crab apple trees
Wickson Crab
Gardening skill Average
Self-fertility Not self-fertile
Pollination group 2
Pollinating others Good
Ploidy Diploid
Vigour Vigorous
Bearing regularity Regular
Fruit bearing Spur-bearer
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Problems


Crab apple trees
Wickson Crab
Scab Some susceptibility
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Climate


Crab apple trees
Wickson Crab
Cold hardiness (USDA) (5) -20F / -29C
Summer average maximum temperatures Cool ( 20C - 24C / 68F - 75F)
Warm (25C - 30C / 76F - 85F)
Hot (>30C / 86F)
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Identification


Crab apple trees
Wickson Crab
Fruit colour Orange / Red
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