Kerr crab apple trees
Malus domestica x Malus baccata 'Kerr'
- Gardening skill: Suitable for beginners
- Picking season: Mid
- Self-fertility: Partially self-fertile
- Pollination group: 2
- Uses: Eating fresh
- Uses: Cooking
- Uses: Juice
Kerr is an interesting apple / crab-apple cross. The attractive crimson-pink fruits are small by apple standards, but relatively large for a crab-apple.
The fruits are extremely juicy, and have a good rich sweet-tart balance. They can be eaten fresh, but this is first and foremost an apple for juicing.
Kerr has white blossom and is a good pollinator for other early-flowering apple varieties.
Kerr crab apple trees for sale
1-year Kerr crab apple trees bare-root
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How to grow
Kerr is easy to grow, and very cold-hardy.
Advice on fruit tree pollination.
Kerr is a cross between a crab-apple, Malus Dolgo, and Haralson. It can be considered a large-fruited Malus Dolgo in most respects. It was developed at the Morden Research Station of Agriculture Canada in Manitoba, and introduced in the 1950s.
- Picking season:
Eating fresh Cooking Juice
- Keeping (of fruit):
3 months or more
- Flavor style (apples):
- Juice style:
- Gardening skill:
Suitable for beginners
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- General resistance:
- Cold hardiness (USDA):
(4) -30F / -34C
- Summer average maximum temperatures:
Cool ( 20C - 24C / 68F - 75F) Warm (25C - 30C / 76F - 85F) Hot (>30C / 86F)
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- Period of origin:
1900 - 1949
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Malus Dolgo, also known as Pink Glow, offers early-season white flowers and dark pink fruits.