Eden Crab ™ (CV. Etter 30-32) This is a great little apple that almost got lost in the shuffle. Etter named it "Jumbo Transcendent" after its seed parent and gave it to California Nursery Co. to be patented as "Humboldt". Somehow this never happened, and the variety was forgotten ...... consigned to a single branch on a broken-down test tree. Fortunately, both its blossoms and fruit stand out in a crowd. Ripening in September, Eden™ looks a lot like Transcendent (red over cream) only three times bigger ( over 2" in diameter). The tree is a vigorous, spreading grower that produces regularly and profusely. Its masses of large pale pink blossoms make it a beautiful sight in Spring. The fruit it refreshingly aromatic and succulent, and the juice is "vintage" without blending. Please check below for more details on the Eden apple tree. Very Limited availability for 2023.
The description above is reprinted with permission from greenmantlenursery.com - which details Ram Fishman's work bringing the Rosetta™ & Sweetmeat Crab™ apple varieties to the world:
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Sweetmeat Crab™, Eden™, Atalanta's Gold™, Amberoso™, Muscat de Venus™, Vixen™, Dapple™. and Jade™ are trademarks of Greenmantle Nursery. These varieties are propagated and sold exclusively by Greenmantle Nursery. NO UNAUTHORIZED PROPAGATION OR SALE OF TREES. NO SALE OF FRUIT WITHOUT LICENSE.
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.