[nafex] Can apple hybridize (freely) with crab-apple?

Steven Covacci filtertitle at aol.com
Sun Feb 26 23:04:33 EST 2012

Can apple hybridize (freely) with native crab-apple (i.e. Malus ioensis, etc.) - one is 2x and the other is 3x.
I'm certain people say that crab-apples are used to pollinate their apples; maybe they are referring to exotic species of crab-apples - that they have the same ploidy profile?
Steve - NJ

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