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Geneva Crab Apple on G.202 (Spring 2022)


A red-fleshed crab that yields a highly acidic juice.

Geneva Crab is a very vigorous, hardy tree that is somewhat susceptible to fireblight but resistant to scab. It is partially self-fertile, but a second variety will be needed for full production. This tree does not produce viable pollen, and it cannot be used as a pollenizer.

Geneva Crab is a solid choice for red cider, jelly, and blending in juice. It is a medium-sized crabapple with high acidity and low sugar.  Its red leaves and bright pink blossoms make it beautiful choice for a home garden. In upstate New York, it ripens September-October.

Geneva Crab was developed in 1930 by the Ottawa Experimental Farm in collaboration with the New York State Agricultural Research Station in Ottawa. It is an open-pollinated seedling of Malus niedzwetzkyana, which also gave us Almata.

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Geneva Crab is a very vigorous, hardy tree that is somewhat susceptible to fireblight but resistant to scab. It is partially self-fertile, but a second variety will be needed for full production. This tree does not produce viable pollen, and it cannot be used as a pollenizer.

Geneva Crab is a solid choice for red cider, jelly, and blending in juice. It is a medium-sized crabapple with high acidity and low sugar.  Its red leaves and bright pink blossoms make it beautiful choice for a home garden. In upstate New York, it ripens September-October.

Geneva Crab was developed in 1930 by the Ottawa Experimental Farm in collaboration with the New York State Agricultural Research Station in Ottawa. It is an open-pollinated seedling of Malus niedzwetzkyana, which also gave us Almata.


The Fruit

Fruit Type

Category: Apple
Subcategory: Crabapple, Cider, Cold-Hardy, Hot-Climate, Red Flesh

Fruit Uses & Storage

Uses: cider
Cider classification: sharp
Storage duration: less than one month (approximate, depending on storage conditions)

Fruit Appearance

Skin color: red
Flesh color: red

Fruit Origins

Parentage: open-pollinated seedling of Malus niedzwetzkyana
Origin: Ottawa, Ontario and Geneva, N
Introduced in: 1930
Introduced by: Ottawa Experimental Farm in collaboration with the NYSAES

The Environment

Calendar & Geography

USDA zones: 4 - 7
Chill hours: 0
Ripening date: Sep 29 (approximate, in New York State) + 14 days after McIntosh

Tree Height & Spacing

Rootstock: G.202 Rootstock
Rootstock size class: Semi-Dwarf (40% of Standard)
Tree spacing (natural spread of tree): 12'
Good for wildlife planting? N

Diseases & Pests

Apple Scab: Resistant
Fireblight: Susceptible

Pollination

Pollination Factors

Bloom group: 3
Is it self-fertile? Partial
Is it fertile? N
Ploidy: Diploid
Rootstock size class: Semi-Dwarf (40% of Standard)

Pollination Partners

This table shows the first few results from a full search for pollenizers of Geneva Crab Apple on G.202. Please see our Pollenizer Search to run other queries and read how the application uses various factors. Also read more about fruit tree pollination.

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