crab apples

Discussion in 'Plant and Tree Identification' started by TexasArtist, Aug 12, 2006.

  1. TexasArtist

    TexasArtist Well-Known Member

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    can anyone tell me what crab apples lok like or if they grow in texas? I can't find anygood pics of any and I've found some in a freinds pasture on a tree. They look like little tomatoes actually but I was wondering if they may be crab apples?
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  2. Dahc

    Dahc Don't Tase me, bro!?!

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    There are thousands of kinds of apples out there. One kind, M. sylvestris var. domestica, originated at Almaty, Kazakhstan thousands of years ago. All apples that are not descended from this variety or its crosses are called crab apples. There are French, Japanese, American, and Siberian crab apple types. The Japanese is toxic, but the others are edible.