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Northland Crab Apple on G.969 (Spring 2022)


A cold-hardy hybrid crab from Minnesota, good for fresh eating and wildlife planting. Also known as MN 1423.

The tree is medium sized, very hardy–to zone 3–and productive. Northland is slightly susceptible to fireblight and scab, and it has a biennial tendency.

The Northland apple is similar to its parent Dolgo in shape, bright to deep red, and about 1.5 inches diameter. The flesh is dark yellow tinged with red, crisp, and tender. The flavor is mildly subacid; it is an excellent dessert apple and makes great jelly, sauce, and pickles. The fruit hangs well and this tree is recommended for wildlife planting.

Northland was created at the University of Minnesota Fruit Breeding Program. It is a cross of McIntosh and Dolgo that was selected in 1938 and released in 1957.

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The tree is medium sized, very hardy–to zone 3–and productive. Northland is slightly susceptible to fireblight and scab, and it has a biennial tendency.

The Northland apple is similar to its parent Dolgo in shape, bright to deep red, and about 1.5 inches diameter. The flesh is dark yellow tinged with red, crisp, and tender. The flavor is mildly subacid; it is an excellent dessert apple and makes great jelly, sauce, and pickles. The fruit hangs well and this tree is recommended for wildlife planting.

Northland was created at the University of Minnesota Fruit Breeding Program. It is a cross of McIntosh and Dolgo that was selected in 1938 and released in 1957.


The Fruit

Fruit Type

Category: Apple
Subcategory: Crabapple, Cold-Hardy

Fruit Uses & Storage

Uses: fresh eating, jelly
Storage duration: less than one month (approximate, depending on storage conditions)

Fruit Appearance

Skin color: red
Flesh color: yellow

Fruit Origins

Parentage: McIntosh x Dolgo
Origin: Minnesota
Introduced in: 1957
Introduced by: University of Minnesota Fruit Breeding Program

The Environment

Calendar & Geography

USDA zones: 3 - 7
Chill hours: 0
Ripening date: Aug 11 (approximate, in New York State) 35 days before McIntosh

Tree Height & Spacing

Rootstock: G.969 Rootstock
Rootstock size class: Semi-Dwarf (45% of Standard)
Tree spacing (natural spread of tree): 12'
Good for wildlife planting? Y

Diseases & Pests

Fireblight: Susceptible
Apple Scab: Susceptible

Pollination

Pollination Factors

Bloom group: 3
Is it self-fertile? N
Is it fertile? Y
Ploidy: Diploid
Rootstock size class: Semi-Dwarf (45% of Standard)

Pollination Partners

This table shows the first few results from a full search for pollenizers of Northland Crab Apple on G.969. 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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Liberty Apple on G.969 2022 133
Pink Lady® Cripps Pink CV. Apple on G.935 2022 100
Winecrisp™ Apple on G.210 2022 70
Honeycrisp Apple on G.202 2022 64
Stoke Red Apple on G.969 2022 53
Sansa Apple on G.210 2022 48
Dabinett Apple on G.935 2022 38

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