$23.00 – $29.00
This Grafted crabapple tree is a very heavy spur producing tree with good disease resistance that shows strong signs of resistance to cedar apple rust, apple scab, powdery mildew and fireblight in a no spray situation. The Big Dog Crab will begin dropping in mid-October and will continue into mid-January. This tree is very productive, producing abundant crops of 2” crabapples. Big dog will reach a mature height of 20’+. Plant Hardiness Zones 3-7. For a video of Big Dog Crabapple click here.
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This grafted crabapple tree is among the best crabapples for deer in Hardiness zone 3 and 4. Big Dog produces a 2’’ crabapple very similar in size to the Chestnut crabapple. The Big Dog Crab comes to us from another whitetail enthusiast like myself, Mr. Art Reuck from Central Minnesota. This late dropping crabapple tree is a very heavy spur producing tree with good disease resistance that shows strong signs of resistance to cedar apple rust, apple scab, powdery mildew and fireblight in a no spray situation. The Big Dog crabapple will begin dropping in mid-October and will continue into mid-January. This tree is cold hardy into Zone 3 and has seen -41 degrees in zone 4. Hardiness zones 3 – 8
The Big Dog Crabapple is made by using plant tissue from the original tree and attaching it to the new roots. This essentially is giving you an identical tree, of the one you see in the picture and description.
4-6′ (+ 1/2” dia.) These trees will have an extensive root system and typically having multiple branches. They will range in height between 4′ and 6′ with a diameter of 1/2” to 3/4”. Shipping height will be between 4′ and 6′ as 15 trees or less fills into a 5′ box. While 15 to 30 trees will fill into a 6′ box.
3-5′ (- 1/2” dia.) These trees will have a good root system with some possible branching. They will range in height between 3′ to 5′ with a diameter of 3/8” to 1/2”
ANTONOVKA AND MALUS DOLGO
The Rootstocks that your trees are grafted to are extremely cold hardy down well into Hardiness Zone 3. These are both excellent choices for wildlife trees, because they both produce a full size 20’ to 30’ tree. Standard rootstock will develop deep roots making it extremely well anchored, penetrating well into the sub soil pulling up lost nutrients.
Both of these standard size roots are adaptable to many soil types and conditions. Especially when planting in less desirable locations. Therefore these can be used in areas such as wooded food plots, reclaimed land, shale mountain soil, dryer uplands and ridges. Standard rootstock will also perform very well in improved soil in an orchard style setting. I am only grafting onto the most vigorous Malus Dolgo and Antonovka rootstocks.
PLANTING INSTRUCTIONS FOR BIG DOG CRABAPPLE
Plant at least 2 different apple or crabapple varieties within close proximity to each other for pollination. Grams Gift crabapple makes an excellent pollinator for both standard size apples and crabapples. Plant all apples and crabapples in moist, well drained soil with a soil pH between 5.8 – 7 with adequate nutrient levels for optimal growth.
If you have not completed a soil test click here and improved your soil I would highly recommend doing so. However, if you are not going to I would recommend mixing 1 ounce for every 3 sq ft of 0-20-20 granular fertilizer in your soil at the time of planting. The first number tells you percentage of nitrogen contained in the fertilizer. Nitrogen applied directly to the roots of the tree will cause death to your tree, make sure the first number is zero.
Nitrogen is very mobile in the soil and you can apply a small of nitrogen the following year. The 2nd and 3rd numbers are Phosphorus and Potassium. Apply these two nutrients at or well before the time of planting, because they are basically immobile in the soil, they will need mixed in through the soil. We recommend completing a soil test and making amendments for best results. We recommend applying 1 lb of 10-10-10 for every inch in diameter your tree is. This should be applied in the spring the following year and each year after planting.
Big Dog crabapple requires a minimum of 6 hours of sunlight for growth and fruit production. Space trees 20′ apart and use cages of at least 5’ to protect your trees. This will ensure your deer eat your fruit in a few years and not your trees this year.
Shipping to Plant Hardiness zones 6 – 8 (southern states) Fall shipping will be the last Monday in November. Spring shipping will begin again in mid-March on Mondays as temperatures in my area allow.
Shipping to Plant Hardiness zones 3 – 5 (northern states) we will generally ship on Mondays through out the month April as your weather allows for planting.
Dormant bare root trees are to be planted in the fall or spring while trees in your area are still dormant. You can select your ship date at check out. If you are picking up your trees, typically the first week in April is perfect for planting in Pennsylvania. Please Call or message me to make an appointment to pick your trees up.
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|Dimensions||58 × 2.30 × 2.30 in|
3-5' (-1/2'' dia.), 4-6' (+1/2'' dia.)
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Policy & Shipping
Returns: I strive to give you the best tree possible. If for some reason you are dissatisfied with your order, please let us know. We will make it right. We can not be responsible for how plants are handled by customers. If you plant your tree up on high dry ground they may need watered through the 1st summer, if you plant to low and wet your trees may drowned. I want you and your trees to succeed. I will do everything I can to make this happen.
Hours: We do not keep regular hours. If you would like to visit the nursery, just call, send a message or email letting. Anyone is more than welcome. On Orders that you selected to pick up your trees. Trees can begin being picked up typically starting April 1st, please call and make an appointment to pick up your trees.
Shipping: Grafted trees will ship in a 72" box. Shipping will go up when you order over 30 trees because of adding a second box. Hardiness zones 6 and south, shipping will typically be the last week in March through the first week in April. Hardiness Zones 5 and north, shipping will generally be the mid to late April as weather allows.
Trees will ship through UPS on Mondays and Tuesdays. You will receive an email notification when your trees ship. When trees arrive, plant as soon as possible. If you cannot, it would be best to heel them into soil or sore in a cool place not allowing roots to freeze.Shipping is based on the number of trees you purchase. Grafted trees can fit approximately 30 trees while our 2-3' trees will fit 70 per box. If TreePro products are the only items you purchase then they will ship as soon as the order is received. If TreePro products are purchased with trees, then they will ship with the trees. Due to the cost of shipping there will be a minimum of 6 products that have to be purchased in order for checkout to occur.