Dolgo Crab apple trees are incredibly handsome little trees, first covered with pure white blossoms and later small elongated cherry colored fruit. Dolgo Crab apples are some of our favorite apples for making sauce with complex flavor and a stunning ruby red color. An adventurous treat for eating out of hand. The Dolgo Crab apple tree often bears heavily and early. Please note usually around 2 to 3 ft. when shipped. Please see below for further information on our organic Dolgo Crab apple trees for sale.
USDA Certified Organic
Considerations for Dolgo Crab Apple
USDA Zones: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10,11
Uses: Cider, Cooking / Sauces, Canning / Preserves
Harvest Period: Early
Low Chill: Yes
Bloom Period: Early
Pollination Requirement: Self-Fertile
Origin Date: South Dakota 1897
Storage: A few weeks
Disease Resistance: Good
Rootstock: MM 111 (semi-dwarf)
Years to Bear: 2-4 years
Recommended Spacing: 12-16 ft.
Mature Size: 12-16 ft.
Water Requirements: 12-15 gallons per week May through Sept.
Size of tree
Our trees range in height from 4-8 ft. in our field and trimmed to 4 to 5 ft. when shipped. Our young two year trees are most often feathered (side limbs). The trees diameter (caliper) is often 1/2 to 3/4 inch; *As noted by University of California Scientists and other qualified professionals the most successful trees often have caliper from 1/2" to 5/8" and usually establish faster than smaller and larger planting stock. .
Basic idea for Pruning: Most fruit trees should be pruned in frost-free periods mid to late winter. (apricots best after bud break) Remove most vertical branches and shorten side branches. Fruiting wood is best on horizontal to 45 degree limbs. Learn more...
Shipping Note: Our fruit trees and berries are delivered to you bareroot during their winter dormancy from January through May depending on USDA zone. Trees are shipped with your invoice and helpful planting directions. There is no minimum quantity required but shipping rate for an individual tree is expensive since UPS/Fed Ex charge a dimensional weight and an additional handling fee to ship a tree. You'll find it's cost effective to consider a handful of trees,vines or our helpful Tree Starter Kits.