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Dolgo Crabapple Tree

Dolgo Crabapple Tree

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The Dolgo Crabapple, a variety of Malus baccata, was introduced from Russia or Siberia in the late 1800s or early 1900s. Notably hardy, it can withstand temperatures as low as -40°F. Originating from Kazakhstan, the Dolgo is resistant to several diseases, making it a robust and durable cultivar. It was brought to South Dakota by Professor N E Hansen, and out of a group of Malus baccata seedlings, the Dolgo was selected and introduced to the market in 1917.

The Dolgo Crabapple tree is known for its vigorous growth and an upright, open form. It produces edible fruits that are good for eating fresh, as well as for making jelly, pies, butters, cider, preserves, and canning. The fruits are large for crabapples, ranging from one to two inches in diameter, with a bright, rich red color, sometimes turning to purple. They have a tart flavor and creamy white flesh. In spring, the tree blooms with snow-white flowers, sometimes with a pink center, adding ornamental value. The Dolgo Crabapple tree can grow quite large, reaching about 30 feet in height and width.

This variety is also an excellent pollinator for other apple trees, blooming over an extended period and contributing positively to diverse orchards.

Ripens: Late summer
Size: 1-2 inches in diameter
Cold Hardiness Zone: 2-3

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