An attractive, highly disease-resistant apple, ideal for organic growers.
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.
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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)
Skin color: red
Flesh color: yellow
Parentage: Dolgo x Haralson
Origin: Manitoba, Canada
Introduced in: 1952
Introduced by: W. L . Kerr, Canada Experimental Farm
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
Bloom group: 2
Is it self-fertile? N
Is it fertile? Y
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|Wickson Crab Apple||0|
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|Virginia Crab Apple||0|
|Spitzenburg Esopus Apple||0|
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