Dolgo crab apple trees

Malus baccata 'Dolgo'

Malus Pink Glow / Dolgo

Malus Pink Glow, also known as Malus Dolgo, is named for its elongated dusky pink fruits, which form in plum-like clusters in September.

The fruit is on the larger size for a crab apple, making it easy to use in the kitchen - it is perfect for crab apple jelly and a good source of pectin for other fruit jellies.

The blossom is plain white but borne in profusion early in the apple-blossom season, making Pink Glow an excellent pollinator for all early-flowering apple varieties.

Dolgo crab apple trees for sale

Item
Mature height
Price
Quantity
1-year Dolgo crab apple trees bare-root
Medium (8ft-12ft) mature height
$29.00
1-year Dolgo crab apple trees bare-root
Large (10ft-14ft) mature height
$29.00
1-year Dolgo crab apple trees bare-root
Full-size (16ft-24ft) mature height
$29.00

We are between seasons at the moment. You can pre-order trees now for delivery when the new season starts (fall for warmer zones, or next spring), you won't be asked to pay until nearer the time.


How to grow

Malus Dolgo / Pink Glow has good all round disease-resistance, and is a generally hardy tree. It can be grown in zone 4 and possibly zone 3.

Historical details

Widely known as both Malus Dolgo and Pink Glow.

Dolgo characteristics

Using

  • Picking season: Early
  • Uses: Cooking
  • Cropping: Heavy
  • Keeping (of fruit): 1 week
  • Flavour quality: Very good
  • Fruit persistence: Normal ripening

Growing

  • Gardening skill: Easy
  • Self-fertility: Self-fertile
  • Pollination group: 2
  • Pollinating others: Good
  • Ploidy: Diploid
  • Vigour: Weak growing
  • Bearing regularity: Regular
  • Organic culture: Suitable

Problems

  • Disease resistance: Good

Climate

  • Cold hardiness (USDA): (4) -30F / -34C
  • Summer average maximum temperatures: Cool ( 20C - 24C / 68F - 75F) Warm (25C - 30C / 76F - 85F) Cold (< 20C / 67F)

Identification

  • Country of origin: Russia
  • Period of origin: 1850 - 1899