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This grafted crabapple has excellent disease resistance and is cold hardy down to Zone 3. It produces a slightly tart/spice apple that is very good tasting and is 1”- 1 ½” in size. Dolgo crabapple is very precocious and will bear fruit at a very young age. This Dolgo Crabapple begins dropping a few apples in late August and continues through September, and has some hanging in through October. Dolgo shows extreme vigor when grafted back onto a seedling itself. I have seen resistance to all common apple tree diseases in a no-spray situation. I have seen no apple scab, cedar apple rust, powdery mildew, or fireblight. This tree will reach a mature height of 20’+. Plant Hardiness Zones 3 – 8
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The Dolgo crabapple tree came to us from Siberia sometime in the 1800s. This crabapple tree has excellent disease resistance and is cold hardy down to Zone 3. Dolgo crabapple tree produces a slightly tart/spice apple that is very good tasting and is 1 1/2” in size. This tree begins dropping a few in late August, a few will persist on the tree, but the main drop occurs during September and continues into October. Dolgo is one of the most widely planted crabapples planted for white-tailed deer. The Dolgo crabapple tree is very precocious and will bear fruit very young. Plant Hardiness Zones 3 – 8
The Dolgo crabapple tree 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 a 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 Dolga Crab is grafted to is extremely cold, hardy, and vigorous. When Dolgo is grafted back onto itself, it has extreme vigor. 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 therefore 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 areas and are now food plots, reclaimed land, shale mountain soil, dryer uplands, and ridges. Malus Dolgo rootstock will also perform very 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 that is about 40% more vigorous tree than many clonal stocks that are 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 DOLGO CRABAPPLE TREE
Dolgo Crabapple is self-fertile yet will bear heavier crops with other apple varieties close to each other for pollination. Grams Gift, Chestnut crab, and Golden Hornet crabapples make excellent pollinators for Dolgo crabapple. 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 improve 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 basically immobile in the soil, 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.
Dolgo 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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