Flowering Crabapple : BRANDYWINE® Standard (Antonovka)


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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.


G41 Dwarf
G935 Small Semi-Dwarf
G969 Small Semi-Dwarf
G30 Semi-Dwarf
G890 Semi-Dwarf
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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