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    Prairifire Flowering Crabapple: Rose of the Tree World

    By James R. Fazio | July 25, 2017

    Malus ‘Prairifire’ It’s not inaccurate to say that crabapples are the roses of the tree world. Taxonomically, they are in fact, members of the rose family, Rosaceae. Like their cousins, crabapples are grown primarily for their beauty. The stunning long-lasting spring blossoms are a sight to behold. There is a never-ending desire to develop a new form of crabapple and give it a fanciful name. This has resulted in more than 800 cultivars of crabapples in the records. Among the…

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    Snowdrift Crabapple: A Faint Delight

    Malus ‘Snowdrift’ Popular for its attractive looks and crisp fruits, the Snowdrift crabapple offers fragrant blossoms in the spring and tart crabapples in the fall. Best used for baking and other culinary uses, crabapples…

    By Sheereen Othman | January 12, 2016