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Centennial Crab crab-apple

Malus domestica x Malus baccata

A large-fruited cold-hardy crab-apple developed by the University of Minnesota. Can also be eaten fresh.

Visitor reviews

  • 08 Dec 2016  Kirk,  IA, Australia
    Delicious eating apple, on par with any decent dessert apple. Cute little 1.5-2" mini apples. Kids seem to love them.

Tree register

United States


  • Species: Malus species
  • Parentage: Malus Dolgo, Wealthy
  • Originates from: United States
  • Introduced: 1957
  • Developed by: University of Minnesota
  • Orange Pippin Cultivar ID: 3925


  • Fruit size: Large


  • Uses: Eat fresh
  • Uses: Cooking
  • Cooking result: Puree
  • Flavour quality: Very good
  • Harvest period: Mid season
  • Use / keeping: 2-3 weeks


  • Cropping: Heavy
  • Flowering group: 3
  • Fertility: Self-sterile
  • Pollinating others: Good
  • Vigour: Weak growing Genetic semi-dwarf
  • Gardening skill: Very easy
  • Fruit bearing: Spur-bearer
  • General disease resistance: Good
  • Period of origin: 1950 - 1999


  • Climate suitability: Warm climates
  • Climate suitability: Temperate climates
  • Climate suitability: Tolerates cold winters

Parents and other ancestors of this variety

Where to buy fresh fruit

United States

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