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Dolgo crab apple tree

Malus baccata 'Dolgo'

Dolgo
Dolgo is listed in the RHS Plants for Pollinators
Malus Dolgo, also known as Pink Glow, offers early-season white flowers and dark pink fruits.

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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.

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.

Advice on fruit tree pollination.

History

Widely known as both Malus Dolgo and Pink Glow.

Dolgo characteristics

  • Gardening skillBeginner
  • Self-fertilitySelf-fertile
  • Pollination group2
  • Pollinating othersGood
  • PloidyDiploid
  • Bearing regularityRegular
  • WildlifeAttractive to birds Deer.RHS Plants for Pollinators
  • Picking seasonEarly
  • UsesCulinary
  • CroppingHeavy
  • Keeping (of fruit)1 week
  • General resistanceGood
  • Cold hardiness (USDA)(4) -30F / -34C
  • Summer maximum temperaturesCool ( 20-24C / 68-75F)Warm (25-30C / 76-85F)Cold (< 20C / 67F)
  • Country of originRussiaUnited States
  • Period of origin1850 - 1899

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