Manchurian Crabapple Malus baccata Mandshurica

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Botanical Name:

Malus baccata Mandshurica

Family:

Rosaceae

Genus:

Malus

Species:

baccata

Cultivar:

Mandshurica

Common Name:

Manchurian Crabapple

Height:
40 feet
Minimum Hardiness Zone:
2

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  • Malus baccata Mandshurica

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Growing Info, follow in order:
Scarification: Soak in water, let stand in water for 24 hours.
Stratification: cold stratify for 30 days.
Germination: sow seed 1/4" deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed.
In a Nutshell:
* Resembles the species but among the earliest of all crab apples to flower, fruit bright red, to 1/2", native to Manchuria, China.
* 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. more...
Usda description:
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