This one is a rescue ‘Rescue’ crab apple. It was also crushed by a larger tree (like the ‘Crimson Passion’ Cherry Tree) and the main leader snapped off. In the long run, that will be a good thing, but generally people don’t like buying damaged trees. This is a good way to get a good deal if you are willing to put in a little bit of work, and not have an instant-gratification tree.
It is also a little special to me because of where this tree was developed. It was introduced in 1936 by the Experimental Farm in Scott, Saskatchewan. My grandpa was born in Scott, which is why it has a special place in my heart… So I hope it doesn’t disappoint.
I’ll try and update as I can throughout the year.
- Cold Hardiness: Zone 3
- Height: 10-15 feet (Spread is the same)
- Ripens in Early August
- Said to be excellent for fresh eating and also canning. Also said to be a large crab-apple, or small eating apple by people I have talked to.
- Latin: Malus ‘Rescue’
If you’ve grown this tree, or have anything to share about it, please let me know. It is one I am really looking forward to.