Centennial Crab is a cross between the very cold-hardy crab-apple, Malus Dolgo, and a cold-hardy apple, Wealthy. In most respects it resembles a large-fruited version of Malus Dolgo.
Centennial Crab produces small red apples (albeit large by crab-apple standards) which have a relatively sweet flavor, but are best used for cooking, especially crab-apple jelly.
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Centennial Crab is easy to grow, and cold-hardy to zone 4, possibly zone 3.
Like most crab-apples which have been developed from regular apples it is not self-fertile, but is readily pollinated by mid-bloom apple varieties or crab-apple varieties.
Advice on fruit tree pollination.
Centennial Crab was developed by the University of Minnesota. It was introduced in 1957, and is named to honor the 100th anniversary of Minnesota becoming a state (in 1858).