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Emma's Crab Apple (on a13)

(on a13 with Trailman and Chestnut)


unknown old orchard crabapple

likely planted early 1940's

 

Grafted 2019, on a13  medium sized crabapple.

 

fruit from original Emma's Crab along Fox Road

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Tree by Fox Road appears to be part of Emma & Joe Hardy farm old orchard, half dead but one side alive. Other orchard trees inside fence and now dead mostly due to cows (pasture). Moderate sized tree with 1 1/2" fruit, pretty yellow and red late summer, later all red. Tart but pleasant flavor. Seems likely a named variety but don’t know what. Possibly planted in the 40’s.



2021 - looking good.


2020 - 9/28 think it's OK - hard to tell without leaves.


2019 - Cut a scion late winter from tree along road, and grafted end of May onto orchard crab a13, high east branch. Grew well 10".

Fruit/seeds planted last Dec. grew four good plants, good growth 6-8". Mid October transplanted one to NEOrch. Transplanted 3 within nursery plot to transplant later.


2018 - Picked small bowl (17) of fruit end of September to add to Spiced Crabapple batch. Very nice 1 1/2" red/yellow. Unfortunately overcooked them so they split (ate them anyway - very good!).

Mid December found 3 frozen, mushy fruit under the tree. Brought home and mashed into ground in nursery plot, covered lightly. See Emma's Seedling page.

 




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