[NAFEX] Suggestions for crabapples for birds?

R. Keith Etheridge goatdoc at ctitech.com
Tue Jan 1 21:43:34 EST 2008


Add galvin to the list of still alive as far as I know.
  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Lon J. Rombough 
  To: North American Fruit Explorers 
  Sent: Tuesday, January 01, 2008 8:34 PM
  Subject: Re: [NAFEX] Suggestions for crabapples for birds?


  Malus fusca is very good that way. The species ranges along the west coast well up into Alaska. It has a strong tendency to be shrubby. It is supposed to have a very high resistance to fireblight, and will grow on stream banks, even partly in water. Not sure where you would find a source of trees, though. 
  -Lon Rombough
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  On Jan 1, 2008, at 5:47 PM, Prunier wrote:

  Here is my first post to the list - I'm looking for recommendations for 
  a flowering crab that birds like in the winter. About 30 years ago I 
  saw crabapples trimmed into low hedges at an Air Force Base that I 
  visited I believe in MO. It was early winter and the robin flocks were 
  plucking fruit off the bushes like nobody's business. I picked a few 
  and they were like candy. Never got to find out what variety they 
  were. The fruit was a little bigger than a marble. I'll be moving to 
  southern VT not too high in the hills next fall (900 ft elevation) and 
  would like to include crabapples in the mix for the birds. Any 
  suggestions? Thanks, Tom Prunier (Great name for a fruit lover, Eh?) 
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