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A grafted crabapple that is a commercial variety, widely grown as an ornamental tree, has made its way into wildlife plantings for a good reason. This tree produces a 1″- 1 1/2″ sweet edible crabapple that holds tight to the tree that drops free as colder weather sets in, typically in October/November for me in the North East. You may say one inch sounds small but think about how many 1″ acorns a deer can eat. Now picture them being a sweet soft mast. Attractive to deer? Yes! This tree produces consistent annual crops of crabapples. Callaway has resistance to almost all common apple tree diseases except that it only has moderate resistance to Cedar apple rust and quince rust in a no-spray situation. If I were in plant Hardiness zones 4b-8, I would not have an orchard without a couple. This tree will reach a mature height of 20’+. Plant Hardiness Zones 4b-8
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This crabapple is a commercial variety, widely grown as an ornamental tree. The Callaway crabapple tree has made its way into wildlife plantings for a good reason. This tree produces a 1’’+ sweet edible crabapple that holds tight to the tree that drops free as colder weather sets in, typically in October/November. Callaway crabapple tree produces consistent annual crops. This tree has resistance to almost all common apple tree diseases except that it only has moderate resistance to Cedar apple rust and quince rust in a no-spray situation. Hardiness zones 4b-8
The Callaway crabapple is made by using plant tissue from the original tree and attaching it to the new roots. This essentially gives you an identical tree to the one you see in the picture and description.
2-3′ ( 3/8” dia.) These trees will have a good root system. They will be whips around 3′ high with a trunk diameter of 3/8”.
3-5′ ( 1/2” dia.) These trees will have a good root system with some possible branching but will mainly be whips. They will range in height between 3′ to 5′ with a trunk diameter of around 1/2”.
4-6′ (+ 1/2” dia.) These trees will have an extensive root system and typically have multiple branches, but many will be solid whips. They will range in height between 4′ and 6′ with a trunk diameter of 1/2” to 3/4”.
The Rootstock that Callaway crabapple is grafted to is extremely cold, hardy, and vigorous. This Rootstock is an excellent choice for wildlife trees because it produces a full-size 20’ to 30’ tree. Producing a full-size tree for wildlife means much more fruit on a given tree. Malus Dolgo rootstock will develop deep ”Real roots” making it extremely well anchored, penetrating well into the subsoil, pulling up lost nutrients, and making Malus Doglo rootstock very drought tolerant. Making Malus Dolgo an all-around great rootstock for wildlife plantings.
This standard-size rootstock is adaptable to many soil types and conditions. Especially when planting in less desirable locations. Therefore, its full vigor can be used in areas that were once wooded and are now food plots, reclaimed land, shale mountain soil, dryer uplands, and ridges. Malus Dolgo rootstock will also perform well in improved soil in an orchard-style setting. We are only grafting onto the most vigorous Malus Dolgo roots grown in a given year. When grafting onto the top 30% of seedlings grown, you get a rootstock about 40% more vigorous tree than many clonal stocks used for wildlife trees today. Malus dolgo is a crabapple rootstock and is very precocious, with many trees producing very quickly. Making Malus Dolgo an all-around great rootstock for wildlife plantings.
PLANTING INSTRUCTIONS FOR CALLAWAY CRABAPPLE
Callaway crabapple is self-fertile and requires no other pollination. Plant all apples and crabapples in moist, well-drained soil with a pH between 5.8 and 7 and 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 the percentage of nitrogen contained in the fertilizer. Nitrogen applied directly to the tree’s roots will cause your tree’s death. 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 immobile, they must be mixed in through the soil. We recommend completing a soil test and making amendments for the 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 of the following year and each year after planting.
Callaway 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, not your trees this year.
Shipping to Plant Hardiness zones 2 – 8 Spring shipping will begin again in mid-March on Mondays as temperatures in my area allow and continue until the last Monday in April.
Dormant bare-root trees need to be planted in the spring while trees in your area are still dormant. You can select your ship date at checkout. If you are picking up your trees, typically, the first week in April is perfect for planting in Pennsylvania. Please call or send a message to make an appointment to pick your trees up.
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|Dimensions||58 × 2.30 × 2.30 in|
2-3' (3/8'' dia.), 3-5' (1/2'' dia.), 4-6' (+1/2'' dia.)
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