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Puget Spice Apple on B.118 (Spring 2022)


A bittersharp crabapple for cider, landscaping, and pollenizing. Also known as WSU A x P Crabapple.

Puget Spice is a scab immune, mildew resistant crabapple recently developed at WSU. It has an attractive, upright habit and in spring it is covered with abundant and fragrant white flowers. Its reliable and extended early to mid season bloom makes it a great pollenizer.

Despite its standard apple parents (Prima x Alkmene), Puget Spice is considered a crab due to its fruit size. It produces a juice that has a similar profile to that of Kingston Black, and it has much to offer cider makers. In 2019 Eve's Cidery wrote, "This was the most disease-resistant variety in our orchard this year. Heavy yields of sugary, tannic, high acid fruit which easily shook off the trees. (No picking!)" This crab, in fact, shows promise for a single-variety cider.

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Puget Spice is a scab immune, mildew resistant crabapple recently developed at WSU. It has an attractive, upright habit and in spring it is covered with abundant and fragrant white flowers. Its reliable and extended early to mid season bloom makes it a great pollenizer.

Despite its standard apple parents (Prima x Alkmene), Puget Spice is considered a crab due to its fruit size. It produces a juice that has a similar profile to that of Kingston Black, and it has much to offer cider makers. In 2019 Eve's Cidery wrote, "This was the most disease-resistant variety in our orchard this year. Heavy yields of sugary, tannic, high acid fruit which easily shook off the trees. (No picking!)" This crab, in fact, shows promise for a single-variety cider.


The Fruit

Fruit Type

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

Fruit Uses & Storage

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

Fruit Appearance

Skin color: red
Flesh color: white

Fruit Origins

Parentage: Prima x Alkmene
Origin: WSU Mount Vernon NWREC
Introduced in: 2012
Introduced by: Washington State University

The Environment

Calendar & Geography

USDA zones: 4 - 8
Chill hours: 800
Ripening date: Oct 13 (approximate, in New York State) + 28 days after McIntosh

Tree Height & Spacing

Rootstock: B.118 Rootstock
Rootstock size class: Semi-Standard (90% of Standard)
Tree spacing (natural spread of tree): 24'
Good for wildlife planting? Y

Diseases & Pests

Apple Scab: Immune
Powdery Mildew: Very Resistant

Pollination

Pollination Factors

Bloom group: 3
Is it self-fertile? N
Is it fertile? Y
Ploidy: Diploid
Rootstock size class: Semi-Standard (90% of Standard)

Pollination Partners

This table shows the first few results from a full search for pollenizers of Puget Spice Apple on B.118. 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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Wickson Crab Apple on B.118 2022 1
Marialena Apple on B.118 2022 1
Kidd's Orange Red Apple on B.118 2022 0
GoldRush Apple on B.118 2022 0
Golden Russet Apple on MM.111 2022 0
Liberty Apple on B.118 2022 0

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