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When I was a kid, normal crab apples were about inch diameter or bigger. Now I see these tiny crab apples. Are the bigger type still available? Any recommendations of names? We only plant standard trees, too. Thanks!
 

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I'm having the same problem..I got small (tiny) trees from the arbor foundation a few years ago and they produced a nice small crabapple. I made loads of jelly from them. We moved and I can't find the same type of tree anywhere. The nursery has the ornamintal ones, but no one has the type that produces real fruit. Hopefully someone on here will know where to find them, I need one to pollinate my big apple tree.
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seed catalogs are coming and I see "Whitney" as the name...now I need to find this in standard b/c dwarfs don't make it here...a little too rugged.
 

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Today most people buy crabapple trees for the colorful blossoms, not the fruit. In fact many prefer smaller crabapples, less to rake up.
You can get several varieties of crabapple trees from Lawyer Nursery, Plains MT. They ship nationwide.
Malus 'Dolgo' and Malus coronaria have red 1 1/2 inch fruit and can grow to 30 feet tall. They are around 2 bucks each. They have a web site, www.lawyernursery.com
 

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...crab apples. Are the bigger type still available? Any recommendations of names?...
Crab apple varieties popular in Minnesota are Centennial, which I like best when it's crisp before the skin gets red and the flesh gets mealy; Kerr, which has been called 'superb' for juicing; and Chestnut. Centennial and Chestnut are available from SLN.
 
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