Flowering Crabapple - Brandywine B118 Large Semi-Dwarf -#2

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A "second" will most likely have several cuts visible on the trunk. These are from low growing branches that were removed too late in the season. This means they have not yet had time to heal over properly. Lac Balsam has been applied to all cuts.
Please note: 2nd trees are covered by our standard guarantee.

Wildlife trees, by comparison, may be crooked, may not be identified, may be smaller or even left over from a custom graft.

When the deep pink, double, rose-like blossoms transform this tree in the spring, it's alluring fragrance attracts bees and pollinator insects. Although Brandywine's blossoms are the main event, it does also produce 1/2" yellow apples with very high tannins. As John Bunker puts it-'Incredibly beautiful, fragrant flowers followed by unbelievably bitter fruit.' Obviously no fresh eating favourite, but cider makers love them. Vigorous tree with a spreading form has good disease resistance and great fall colour too.

NEEDS A POLLENIZER | ZONE 4 | HARVEST: SEPT.

Zone
Harvest
Rootstocks
G41 Dwarf
(2.5-3.1m/8-10ft)
G935 Small Semi-Dwarf
(3.25-4m/10-13ft)
G969 Small Semi-Dwarf
(3.25-4m/10-14ft)
G30 Semi-Dwarf
(3.6-5m/12-16ft)
G890 Semi-Dwarf
(3.6-5m/13-16ft)
Pollenator definitions
Some trees and many berry plants are SELF-FERTILE ̶means the insect pollinators or even the wind can pollinate the blossoms without the need of a second tree.
NEEDS A POLLENIZER ̶ means another tree of the same type or kind but a different variety must be blooming nearby at the same time.
EXAMPLE A Liberty apple and a Wealthy apple can cross-pollinate. Two trees of the same variety ie: ̶ 2 Wealthy apples, cannot cross pollinate because they are genetically identical.
Other trees are marked as SEMI-FERTILE. These will set fruit without a second tree. However they will often bear more, and sometimes larger fruit if another variety of the same kind of tree is nearby.
You can select 2 different trees of the same kind marked as NEEDS A POLLENIZER or plant one of those along with one SELF-FERTILE or one SEMI-FERTILE. Also consider ripening times ̶ a Goldrush apple might not start blooming before a Pristine is finished.
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