Botanical name: malus
Family: Rosaceae (rose)
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- There are many varieties (over 700 cultivars).
- Heights that range from 15 – 45 ft.
- Crown can be very busy and produce many twigs
- Flowers in the early spring
- Often grown as an ornamental tree.
- Edible fruits are small red in color (usually), often very sour. Fruit can be eaten raw , but is more commonly used for canning and the making of jams.
- Common problems crabapples experience are: fire blight, rust, powdery mildew, apple scab, canker diseases, scale, eastern tent caterpillars, leaf defoliators, insect borers, and aphids.