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

Mature height*
1-year Dolgo crab apple trees bare-root
G.222 rootstock
Medium (8ft-12ft) mature height
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1-year Dolgo crab apple trees bare-root
P.18 rootstock
Full-size (16ft-24ft) mature height
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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


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


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

Disease resistance

  • General resistance: Good


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


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