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Thunderchild Flowering Crab vs Norkent Apple

Malus x astringens Thunderchild

Malus sp. Norkent

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Thunderchild Flowering Crab
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Thunderchild Flowering Crab is a hybrid crab apple known for its attractive and fragrant dark pink blossoms and deep purple mature leaves.

Tree farmers will find this hybrid appealing as a pollinator for other apples, while home growers will enjoy the red pome's ability to attract flocks of Cedar Waxwings in the early spring.

This species is reportedly resistant to fireblight.

Norkent Apple produces fruit that is desirable for fresh eating. The apples most closely resemble Golden Delicious in appearance and taste. Our stock is grafted onto V3 or Siberian Crab rootstock for better planting. If you want a great prairie hardy apple for eating, cooking, juicing or making cider, this is the variety for you.

Although the height of this tree is listed as 20ft, it can grow to just 6ft on dwarfing rootstock like V3.

THUNDERCHILD FLOWERING CRAB QUICK FACTS

NORKENT APPLE QUICK FACTS

Zone: 3a
Zone: 2b
Height: 5 m (15 ft)
Height: 6 m (20 ft)
Spread: 4 m (12 ft)
Spread: 6 m (20 ft)
Moisture: normal
Moisture: normal
Light: full sun
Light: full sun
Fall colour: dark red
Berries: small red pomes that hang through the winter
Flowers: dark pink blossoms
Flowers: ranging from white to pink
Growth rate: medium
Growth rate: fast
Life span: medium
Life span: long
Maintenance: low
Maintenance: medium
Suckering: none
Suckering: low
Pollution tolerance: high
Pollution tolerance: high





Other Names: pf51


Ships To Canada: yes
Ships to USA: no
Ships To Canada: yes
Ships to USA: no