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Rescue Crabapple Tree

Rescue Crabapple Tree

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The Rescue Crabapple, introduced in 1936 from the Experimental Farm in Scott, Saskatchewan, is a robust and versatile variety. The tree is moderately vigorous with a rounded to spreading shape, and it's known for its annual productivity. This variety is extremely hardy, suitable for Zone 1, and moderately resistant to fire blight​.

The crabapples themselves are small, typically 1.5 inches (3.5 cm) in diameter, and have a round ovate shape. They possess a thin skin that is greenish-yellow, well-washed, and striped with dull red. The flesh is yellowish-white, firm, crisp, and offers a subacid and sweet flavor with a pleasant taste. This makes the fruit suitable for fresh eating, juicing, canning, and cooking. However, they do not store well, typically lasting for only about three weeks​.

The Rescue Crabapple was developed as Scott #1 and introduced in 1933. It ripens in mid to late August. The tree requires another apple variety nearby for cross-pollination and prefers moist, well-drained soil conditions​.

Ripens: Mid to late August
Size: Approximately 1.5 inches (3.5 cm) in diameter
Cold hardiness zone: 1-2

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