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Transcendent Crab Apple on P.18 (Spring 2025)

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An heirloom crabapple with juicy, orange fruit.

Hardy to zone 3, Transcendent Crab produces abundant crops of orange fruit. The tree large and spreading, and it produces a fragrant pink and white bloom. It is very susceptible to fireblight, and the USDA lists Transcendent as a triploid, so it should not be used as a pollenizer. Two diploid apples will need to be present for full fertility.

The apple is large for a crab and apricot colored with a pink blush. The flesh is creamy orange and juicy, and it has a reputation for making an excellent jelly. Transcendent Crab does not store well; it should be eaten or processed soon after harvesting.

Transcendent Crab is first mentioned 1844, but it is of unknown origin. It was a favorite of the apple breeder Albert Etter, who used it to create Etter's Gold and Eden Crab™.

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Hardy to zone 3, Transcendent Crab produces abundant crops of orange fruit. The tree large and spreading, and it produces a fragrant pink and white bloom. It is very susceptible to fireblight, and the USDA lists Transcendent as a triploid, so it should not be used as a pollenizer. Two diploid apples will need to be present for full fertility.

The apple is large for a crab and apricot colored with a pink blush. The flesh is creamy orange and juicy, and it has a reputation for making an excellent jelly. Transcendent Crab does not store well; it should be eaten or processed soon after harvesting.

Transcendent Crab is first mentioned 1844, but it is of unknown origin. It was a favorite of the apple breeder Albert Etter, who used it to create Etter's Gold and Eden Crab™.


The Fruit

Fruit Type

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

Fruit Uses & Storage

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

Fruit Appearance

Skin color: orange
Flesh color: yellow

Fruit Origins

Parentage: unknown
Origin:
Introduced in: 1844
Introduced by:

The Environment

Calendar & Geography

USDA zones: 3 - 8
Chill hours: 600
Ripening date: Aug 18 (approximate, in New York State) 28 days before McIntosh

Tree Height & Spacing

Rootstock: P.18 Rootstock
Rootstock size class: Standard (100% Size)
Tree spacing (natural spread of tree): 35'
Good for wildlife planting? N

Diseases & Pests

Fireblight: Very Susceptible

Pollination

Pollination Factors

Bloom group: 3
Is it self-fertile? N
Is it fertile? N
Ploidy: Triploid
Rootstock size class: Standard (100% Size)

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