• Record your blossom dates!
  • Our fruit tree register lets you record your spring blossom dates from year to year.More>
Orange Pippin logo
All about apples, pears, plums, and cherries - and orchards where they are grown

Rudolph crab-apple

Malus Rudoph

Also known as

  • Rudolf

Rudolph crab-apple identification images

All images copyright Orange Pippin unless otherwise stated.

  • Rudolph
  • Rudolph
  • Rudolph

USDA identification images for Rudolph

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.

    Visitor reviews

    Tree register

    United Kingdom

    • Mark in Chippenham, WILTS
    • Mark in Chippenham, WILTS

    Spring blossom records for this variety

    2013 season

    • 20th May  2013  - tree owned by Mark in Chippenham, United Kingdom
    • 20th May  2013  - tree owned by Mark in Chippenham, United Kingdom

    Record your blossom dates in our Fruit Tree Register - more >>.


    • Species: Malus species - Crab-apple
    • Introduced: 1954
    • Developed by: F.L. Skinner


    • Country of origin: Canada
    • Period of origin: 1950 - 1999
    • Fruit colour: Orange
    • Fruit colour: Orange / Red
    • Fruit colour: Yellow / Orange
    • Flower colour: Pink
    • Leaf colour: Green
    • Annual cycle: Deciduous
    • Leaf colour - autumn: Green
    • Flower form: Single flower (5-8 petals)
    • Leaf colour - young: Dark purple
    • Flower size: Large
    • Fruit size: Small


    • Picking season: Very late
    • Fruit persistence: Persistent


    • Attractive features: Attractive flowers
    • Attractive features: Attractive fruit


    • Cold hardiness (USDA): Zone 5 (-29C)
    • 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)

    Other qualities

    • Scab (Apple and Pear): Some susceptibility
    • Fire blight: Some susceptibility

    Where to buy trees

    The following tree nurseries offer Rudolph crab-apple trees for sale:

    Where to buy fresh fruit

    No orchards have registered as growing this variety. If you grow this and want to register please go to our Orchard Registration form.

    Varieties you viewed