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Geneva Crab crab-apple

Geneva Crab is a medium-sized, dark red crabapple with red flesh and a very tart flavor that is popular for use in cider/juice.  An early season variety, the fruit will stay on the tree throughout the season.

Geneva Crab identification photos

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  • Photo taken at Eastmans Antique Apples, Michigan
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Visitor reviews

  • 29 Sep 2011  Wesley Elder,  MI./ GENESEE, United States
    I purchased a home with a small orchard consisting of 15 apple trees in 2010, I added 45 dwarf apple trees this year, one of the old trees is a crab apple that fits your descripton of the Geneva crab apple since my knowledge of apples is very limited your statement about the size of this apple as being medium is of little value to me , my apple is one and seven eights inches in diam. or about 4. 5 centimeters

Tree register

United States



  • Species: Malus species
  • Originates from: Ottawa, Canada
  • Introduced: 1930
  • Orange Pippin Cultivar ID: 1705


  • Fruit colour: Red
  • Flesh colour: Pale Pink or Red


  • Uses: Cooking
  • Uses: Hard cider
  • Flavour quality: Very good
  • Flavour style: Sharper
  • Harvest period: Early season
  • Use / keeping: 2-3 weeks


  • Cropping: Heavy
  • Flowering group: 3
  • Fertility: Partially self-fertile
  • Pollinating others: Poor
  • Attractive features: Attractive tree
  • Attractive features: Attractive blossom


  • Scab  - Very resistant

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