Malus domestica x Malus baccata 'Kerr'
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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 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.