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Siberian Crabapple Seeds (Malus baccata) - 75+ Seeds

Siberian Crabapple Seeds (Malus baccata) - 75+ Seeds

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Our Siberian Crabapple seeds available this year (Malus baccata) are an imported batch sourced from China. We also collect these locally to grow for our own rootstocks. 

Malus baccata is possibly the most cold hardy species of apple tree available.  First brought into Canada from Siberia in the late 1800s by Niels E. Hansen.  Dolgo crab was a one of the Malus bacatta seedling he selected over 100 years ago.   We have a twenty year old planting of these trees at an old homestead and the trees thrive with neglect, and they're very cold hardy.   They're a full size apple tree with an average growth of 1-2 feet per year.  Excellent root stock for the prairies, you can grow them out as a cold hardy "frame" tree and graft your favourite varieties onto the branches, or makes an excellent decorative yard tree with a display of spring flowers.  Excellent for wildlife. The fruit will be variable in size and color, usually 1/2" - 3/4" and red.   

Hardiness Zone: 2-3
Stratification Required: 1-2 months
Germination Testing:  We tested out this seed in spring 2021 and had near 100% germination rate.
Seed weight:  25-30 per gram
Storage: Keeping refrigerated for longer term storage.  Seeds can be viable for several years. 
Planting instructions:  Fall plant into prepared seed beds, or cold stratify in a refrigerator and plant into seedbeds or pots in the spring. Sow 1/4" deep and cover with mulch. 

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