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Thunderchild Flowering Crab vs V3 Apple Rootstock

Malus x astringens Thunderchild

Malus x V3

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(new stock expected: fall of 2020)

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(new stock expected: fall of 2020)

Thunderchild Flowering Crab
V3 Apple Rootstock

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.

The V3 or Vineland 3 Apple is a favorite of many farmers. This plant is an excellent dwarfing rootstock for grafting other apple species to. It is cold hardy and resistant to fire blight. This tree performs best with staking and regular watering.

This tree produces gorgeous white and pink blossoms in the spring. It is not typically grown for its fruit but can produce small red apples.

Expect an easy-to-pick height of 6 feet and a more efficient yield per square foot of space compared to standard rootstocks. Not recommended for planting in pots. Also known for its disease resistance.

There are anecdotal reports of dwarfing rootstock producing larger fruit and more fruit given the volume of the tree.

THUNDERCHILD FLOWERING CRAB QUICK FACTS

V3 APPLE ROOTSTOCK QUICK FACTS

Zone: 3a
Zone: 2b
Height: 5 m (15 ft)
Height: 1.8 m (6 ft)
Spread: 4 m (12 ft)
Spread: 1.8 m (6 ft)
Moisture: normal
Moisture: normal
Light: full sun
Light: full sun
Hybrid: yes
Fuzz/fluff: no
Fall colour: dark red
Berries: small red pomes that hang through the winter
Flowers: dark pink blossoms
Growth rate: medium
Growth rate: medium
Life span: medium
Life span: long
Maintenance: low
Maintenance: medium
Suckering: none
Suckering: low
Pollution tolerance: high
Pollution tolerance: high





Other Names: vineland #3, vineland 3


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