*Crabapple

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*Malus hybrid
CRABAPPLE

Rosaceae

Location: map coordinates Q-10 (south side of Baker Building), N 39°11'9'' W 75°32'46''

Planting history: presently unknown.

Description:
  • small deciduous tree
  • etymology: Malus = Latin name for apple
  • crabapples are non-domesticated apple trees, with fruits generally <2” diameter
  • leaves simple, alternate
  • flowers showy; pinkish, white; fragrant; appear with the leaves
  • fruit a small pome; sour, but high pectin content useful for making orange-red colored apple jelly; can be showy
  • numerous species of crabapples native to the northern hemisphere temperate zone; also numerous ornamental hybrids, cultivars

*Non-native (not native to Delaware)
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Deep pink flowers from another, unlabeled, campus crabapple tree.

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