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Thunderchild Flowering Crab vs Golden Spice Pear

Malus x adstringens Thunderchild

Pyrus Golden Spice

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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.

Golden Spice Pear produces delicious fruit and has other features that make it a striking accent tree. It is one of the few pears that successfully grows on the Canadian prairies. In late August, small, yellow pears with a slight red overlay will ripen and be ready for a variety of needs, including: fresh eating, canning, jams, and baking. They are slightly sweet with a crisp texture. Come fall, the green foliage transitions to orange, red, or burgundy, adding a burst of color to your yard.

Golden Spice Pear requires upkeep to ensure its survival and longevity. Regular pruning is recommended in late winter or early spring to maintain the oval shape and overall health of the tree. An additional pear or apple tree is required within 150 m (500’) for cross pollination and fruit production to occur.

THUNDERCHILD FLOWERING CRAB QUICK FACTS

GOLDEN SPICE PEAR QUICK FACTS

Zone: 3a
Zone: 3a
Height: 5 m (15 ft)
Height: 5 m (18 ft)
Spread: 4 m (12 ft)
Spread: 4 m (12 ft)
Moisture: normal
Moisture: normal, wet
Light: full sun
Light: full sun
Fall colour: dark red
Fall colour: burgundy
Berries: small red pomes that hang through the winter
Firmness: firm
Flavor: sweet, crisp
Harvest: late august early september
Flowers: dark pink blossoms
Flowers: white
Growth rate: medium
Growth rate: fast
Life span: medium
Life span: medium
Suckering: none
Suckering: medium





Other Names: ussurian pear