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Liset crab-apple

Malus Liset is a compact ornamental crab apple, with dusky red flowers and small scarlet fruits.

USDA identification images for Liset

The identification paintings in the USDA Pomological Watercolor Collection span the years 1886 to 1942.

    Citation: U.S. Department of Agriculture Pomological Watercolor Collection. Rare and Special Collections, National Agricultural Library, Beltsville, MD 20705.

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    • 29 Mar 2018  GA / HALL, United States
      Beautiful tree with gorgeous blooms that are nicely scented too.

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    Spring blossom records for this variety

    2017 season

    • 19th April  2017  - tree owned by Richard in York, United Kingdom

    2015 season

    • 30th April  2015  - tree owned by Richard in York, United Kingdom

    2013 season

    • 14th May  2013  - tree owned by Richard in York, United Kingdom

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    • Species: Malus species - Crab-apple


    • Fruit colour: Red
    • Flower colour: Crimson
    • Leaf colour: Bronze
    • Annual cycle: Deciduous


    • Picking season: Late
    • Discoloration of fruit: No discoloration (Good for drying)
    • Food uses: Culinary


    • Flowering group: 2
    • Ploidy: Diploid
    • Bearing regularity: Regular
    • Attractive features: Attractive flowers
    • Attractive features: Attractive fruit
    • Attractive features: Attractive tree / plant
    • Self-fertility: Self-fertile


    • Summer average maximum temperatures: Cool ( 20-24C / 68-75F)
    • Summer average maximum temperatures: Warm (25-30C / 76-85F)
    • Summer average maximum temperatures: Cold (< 20C / 67F)

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