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Thunderchild Flowering Crab vs Antonovka Apple

Malus x astringens Thunderchild

Malus pumila var. Antonovka (Malus domestica)

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Thunderchild Flowering Crab
Antonovka Apple

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.

Originally created in Russia, this apple tree is incredibly cold hardy and commonly used as a root stock for other apple breeds.

Cross pollination is required with another apple, pear or crabapple tree in order for fruit to be produced. Generally, fruit production does not occur until the tree has reached 5-7 years of age.

Its fruit are yellow/green, low sugar, late fruiting and great for pies and cider.

Note: Unfortunately this difficult to grow species is not currently scheduled to grow at TreeTime.ca. Perhaps try purchasing seed from SeedTime.ca and growing your own? Or sign up for a restock notification above.

THUNDERCHILD FLOWERING CRAB QUICK FACTS

ANTONOVKA APPLE QUICK FACTS

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







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