This tiny Himalayan tree's thick branching spurs give it a gnarled appearance, and its (normal) crabapple-white blooms are followed by its unique deep-red pear-shaped fruits.
* An extremely hardy apple with very fragrant white flowers, dark red or yellow fruits, 3/8" (but variable), persisting into winter, of full rounded habit, formerly much used in hybridizing to improve hardiness, native to northeast Asia.
* The fruit can be eaten raw or cooked. Fruit from the typical species is about 1cm in diameter, though there are sub-species and cultivated forms with considerably larger fruits. A sour taste, but the fruit is palatable. It is often dried for winter use and also makes an excellent jelly.
Botanical Name : Malus baccata var. himalaica
Common Name : Himalayan Crabapple
Height : 20-30 ft
Spread : 15-20 ft
Germination Info : Seed requires 60-90 days cold moist stratification
Hardiness zone : 4-7
Average seed per ounce : Approx. 875