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Mindemoya Maroon Crabapple Seedling

Mindemoya Maroon Crabapple Seedling

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History: Mindemoya Maroon was discovered near Mindemoya, Ontario by Wayne when he was vacationing on Manitoulin Island with his family in 2020. It was named for the location where it was found and the red flesh of the crabapple. Seeds were then taken from these crabapples and we are excited to see how they will turn out!

Why We Grow It: Always excited to try new things, we are looking forward to the first variety introduced by Silver Creek Nursery! Although these seedlings will differ from their parent in many ways, it will be a pleasant surprise once they start producing fruit. As such, these seedlings would best be used as fenceline trees or to attract wildlife.

Canadian Hardiness Zone: 5, could be hardier

Soil Preference: Sandy loam, loam, clay loam. Prefers average to moist conditions, avoid planting anywhere that floods for more than two weeks in the spring. Generally quite adaptable to different soil conditions.

Growth Habits and Disease Resistance: Unknown, but likely fairly hardy and disease resistant to grow well in the wild

Sun/Shade: Full sun (approx. 8-10 hours of sun daily)

Pollination: Likely requires a pollinator of a different apple variety that blooms around the same time

Flowering Time: Unknown, possibly early

Ripens: September

Recommended Use: May be good for fresh eating or jelly, attracting wildlife, fenceline tree

Height Above Soil: 30cm+ 

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