The large red fruits 1 to 1 12 inch diameter of the callaway crabapple are good for making jelly as well as attracting birds to the garden. Fruit colors range from yellow and orange to bright red and purple.
Large crabapples eventually follow especially abundant.
Crabapple tree with large fruit. The best crabapple selections have small fruit less than one half inch with bright attractive colors red orange and yellow. The tree and fruit have excellent disease resistance. The spring blooming blossoms of the crabapple tree appear as double semidouble or singe and are seen in april to may.
Crabapple trees in fruit or flower make stunning garden ornamentals. Their ability to help pollinate other fruit trees the tasty fruit and their beautiful blooms make them a great asset for your yard or orchard. Order and plant for deer birds and squirrels.
Growing to heights of 10 to 30 feet the american crabapple tree yields small apple forms perfect for wildlife. Around 1975 my mother gave me a crab apple tree. The fruit on a crabapple tree can be another layer of ornament in your yard.
Some cultivars have showy fruits after hard frost persisting staying on the tree throughout the winter and providing food for birds. Whitney crabapple is widely considered to be one of the best for deer and drops its fruit over an extended time period. Plant a variety with medium to large fruit to get the most from your tree.
The fruit is bright red in color up to 1 12 inches in diameter matures in the fall and persist on the tree until december. Charlottaes canopy spreads broadly atop a 35 foot tall tree. Edible crabapple tree varieties by callie barber.
The flowers are often the first draw for this kind of tree but crabapple fruit comes in a variety of colors and add visual interest when they form in the fall. The sweet crabapple tree is a staple of the upper midwest from the great lakes south to kentucky and eastward to new jersey. Their edible fruits range in size from 14 inch to 2 inches.
Callaway crabapple callaway crab apple produces showy white flowers that bloom in april. The tree blooms in spring with single white fragrant flowers. There are numerous reasons to consider planting a crabapple tree.
Updated september 21 2017. It will also pollinate any other apple tree. The leaves are more oval than other crabapples and have a broad rounded base.