Sugar Tyme Crabapple


Sugar Tyme Crabapple (Malus sylvestris) is a sweet delight, offering clusters of fragrant white blossoms and tiny, red fruits. This tree is a testament to nature’s sweetness, making it a favorite among gardeners seeking both beauty and bounty.

4-5′ Bareroot Grafted

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Environmental Requirements

Cold Tolerance: USDA Zone 4-8
Soil pH: 6.0-7.0
Soil Type: Well-drained
Water Requirements: Moderate, consistent moisture
Sunlight Requirements: Full sun
Drought Tolerance: Moderate
Heat Tolerance: Moderate
Chilling Hours: 1000-1200 hours

Size and Spacing

Plant Size: 15-20′ tall, 15-20′ wide
Plant Spacing: 15-20′ apart
Growth Habit: Upright, spreading
Rootstock: Malus domestica

Pollination and Flowering

Pollination Requirements: Requires cross-pollination
Pollination Mechanisms: Insects (bees)
Bloom Time: April-May
Flower Color: White

Fruit Characteristics

Fruit Size: 0.5″
Fruit Flavor: Tart
Fruit Color and Appearance Bright red, round
Harvest Time: September-October
Yield & Storage: Moderate, store in a cool, dry place
Years to Bear: 2-5

Disease and Pest Susceptibility

Apple Scab (Venturia inaequalis): Resistant
Fire Blight (Erwinia amylovora): Moderately Resistant
Cedar Apple Rust (Gymnosporangium juniperi-virginianae): Susceptible
Powdery Mildew (Podosphaera leucotricha): Moderately Resistant
Codling Moth (Cydia pomonella): Moderately Susceptible
Apple Maggot (Rhagoletis pomonella): Moderately Susceptible

Additional Plant Characteristics

Growth Habit: Upright, spreading
Foliage Color: Dark green
Fall Color: Orange-red
Lifespan: 30-50 years

Additional Information

Toxicity: Non-toxic
Invasive Potential: Low
Native Range: Native to North America
Nitrogen Fixing: No