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Crab Apple
Rosaceae
Malus


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Rosaceae Family

Malus Genus

Location

Found in Utah. Commonly found throughout the colder areas of the world.

Physical Description
The leaves are 310 cm long, alternate, simple, with a serrated margin. The flowers are borne in corymbs, and have five petals, which may be white, pink or red, and are perfect, with usually red stamens that produce copious pollen, and an inferior ovary. The fruit is a globose pome. The centre of the fruit contains five carpels arranged star-like, each containing one to two (rarely three) seeds.




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Rosaceae
Rosales
Rosales
Order of Roses
NOX Clad
Nitrogen Bean Clad
Oxid-Faba
Fabidae
Bean-Like Class
Eurosids
Real Rose Class
Rosids
Rosids
Rose-Like Class
Core Eudicots
Core Eudicots
Main, Real, Two First-Leaves (Dicots)
Eudicots
Eudicots
Real, Two First-Leaves (Dicots)
Mesangiospermae
Mesangiospermae
Half Capsule Seed Division
Magnoliophyta
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Magnolia Division
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Spermatophytes
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Euphyllophytina
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Polysporangiates
Multiple Spore Sub-Kingdom
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Multicellular Land Plants
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Eukaryota
Eukaryota
Cells with a Nucleus


General Information

flowering occurs in the spring after 5080 growing degree days.
Apples require cross-pollination between individuals by insects.
All are self-sterile, and self-pollination is impossible, making pollinating insects essential.
The honeybee and mason bee are the most effective.

Crabapples are an excellent source of pectin, and their juice can be made into a ruby-coloured jelly with a full, spicy flavour.
A small percentage of crabapples in cider makes a more interesting flavour.

They are also used as pollinizers in apple orchards. Varieties of crabapple are selected to bloom contemporaneously with the apple variety in an orchard planting, and the crabs are planted every sixth or seventh tree, or limbs of a crab tree are grafted onto some of the apple trees. In emergencies, a bucket or drum bouquet of crabapple flowering branches are placed near the beehives as orchard pollenizers.

Apple wood "makes a wonderfully luxurious firewood with a lovely scent, and smoke from an apple wood fire gives a most excellent flavour to smoked foods," including Applewood cheese.



Crab Apple
Crab Apple - August 14, 2009



Crab Apple
Crab Apple - August 14, 2009

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