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Kerr Apple Scionwood (Spring 2023)


A delicious little crabapple, disease resistant and cold hardy. Also known as Morden 352.

Kerr is a vigorous, upright, and sturdy tree. It has an attractive habit, with strong, wide-angled branches. It is a reliable cropper, very productive, and resistant to fireblight and scab. It is cold hardy to -50°F! Bloom is profuse, and the flowers are white. This is an excellent choice for the organic gardener. The kids will love it too.

This is one of the best apple and crabapple crosses available. The fruit is almost two inches diameter and fully colored a deep, dark crimson over a creamy yellow background. The flesh is yellowish, very crisp and juicy. The flavor is sharp with just enough sugar to be palatable. The aromatics are distinctly rose-like. These apples are the perfect snack size; they are also excellent for cooking, canning, jelly, and juicing. They are an outstanding storage apple–keeping for up to four months–and will hang on the tree well into winter, when the rose notes will intensify dramatically.

Kerr is a cross of Dolgo crab and Haralson apple. It was crossed in 1938 and the selection was made by W. L. Kerr at the Canada Experimental Farm in 1944, and the cultivar was released in 1952.

Volume Pricing

Premiums are included in the following prices if applicable. These prices are for regular scion. Add $1 for clean scion.

Quantity Kerr Apple Scion
1 $12.00
2-5 $7.00
6-10 $6.00
11-99 $5.00
100+ $4.00

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$13.00 ea.

This is the full retail price for orders of 1 scion. You can get these scion for as low as $4.00 each – see Volume Pricing above. More about Pricing & Grading.

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Clean vs. Regular

Our clean scion is harvested from trees grown on G.16, which is extremely sensitive to viruses. These trees would not have survived if the scion contained viruses. Our clean wood has not been lab tested. Regular = may contain one of the common latent viruses; this is not usually a problem and can be used with most rootstocks.

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Kerr is a vigorous, upright, and sturdy tree. It has an attractive habit, with strong, wide-angled branches. It is a reliable cropper, very productive, and resistant to fireblight and scab. It is cold hardy to -50°F! Bloom is profuse, and the flowers are white. This is an excellent choice for the organic gardener. The kids will love it too.

This is one of the best apple and crabapple crosses available. The fruit is almost two inches diameter and fully colored a deep, dark crimson over a creamy yellow background. The flesh is yellowish, very crisp and juicy. The flavor is sharp with just enough sugar to be palatable. The aromatics are distinctly rose-like. These apples are the perfect snack size; they are also excellent for cooking, canning, jelly, and juicing. They are an outstanding storage apple–keeping for up to four months–and will hang on the tree well into winter, when the rose notes will intensify dramatically.

Kerr is a cross of Dolgo crab and Haralson apple. It was crossed in 1938 and the selection was made by W. L. Kerr at the Canada Experimental Farm in 1944, and the cultivar was released in 1952.


The Fruit

Fruit Type

Category: Apple
Subcategory: Crabapple, Disease-Resistant, Cold-Hardy, Hot-Climate

Fruit Uses & Storage

Uses: fresh eating, cider, baking, storage, canning, jelly, sauce
Storage duration: three plus months (approximate, depending on storage conditions)

Fruit Appearance

Skin color: red
Flesh color: yellow

Fruit Origins

Parentage: Dolgo x Haralson
Origin: Manitoba, Canada
Introduced in: 1952
Introduced by: W. L . Kerr, Canada Experimental Farm

The Environment

Calendar & Geography

USDA zones: 3 - 8
Chill hours: Not yet determined
Ripening date: Sep 08 (approximate, in New York State) 7 days before McIntosh

Diseases & Pests

Apple Scab: Resistant
Fireblight: Very Resistant

Pollination

Pollination Factors

Bloom group: 2
Is it self-fertile? N
Is it fertile? Y
Ploidy: Diploid

Pollination Partners

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