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Scarlett crab-apple

Malus toringo Scarlett is an ornamental crab apple with purple/green leaves and pink blossom.

Scarlett crab-apple identification images

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USDA identification images for Scarlett

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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    Spring blossom records for this variety

    2019 season

    • 20th April  2019  - tree owned by Richard in York, United Kingdom

    2017 season

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

    2015 season

    • 10th May  2015  - tree owned by Richard in York, United Kingdom

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    • Species: Malus species - Crab-apple


    • Awards: RHS AGM (current)
    • Fruit colour: Purple
    • Flower colour: Pink
    • Leaf colour: Bronze
    • Annual cycle: Deciduous
    • Flowering duration: Long


    • Picking season: Very late
    • Cropping: Good
    • Fruit persistence: Persistent


    • Gardening skill: Beginner
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Pollinating others: Good
    • Ploidy: Diploid
    • Vigour: Average vigour
    • Organic culture: Suitable
    • Self-fertility: Self-fertile
    • Ploidy: Quintaploid


    • Summer average maximum temperatures: Cool ( 20-24C / 68-75F)
    • Summer average maximum temperatures: Warm (25-30C / 76-85F)
    • Cold hardiness (RHS): H6 (to -20C)
    • Summer average maximum temperatures: Cold (< 20C / 67F)

    Where to buy trees

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

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