Spring 2014 - pot-grown fruit treesPot-grown fruit trees are now available, and can be planted out over Easter and throughout April and May. 

Malus Dolgo crab apple trees

  • Pick: Early-season
  • Flowering group: 2
  • Self-fertile
  • Uses: Cookery 
  • Disease-resistance: Good

Malus Pink Glow, also known as Malus Dolgo, is named for its elongated dusky pink fruits, which form in plum-like clusters in September. The fruit is on the larger size for a crab apple, making it easy to use in the kitchen - it is perfect for crab apple jelly and a good source of pectin for other fruit jellies.

The blossom is plain white but borne in profusion early in the apple-blossom season, making Pink Glow an excellent pollinator for all early-flowering apple varieties.

Our 2-year Pink Glow trees will usually produce blossom in the first spring after planting.

Order now for delivery week commencing 21st April 2014.

Malus Dolgo crab apple trees for sale

Mature size* Supplied as Price Quantity

Pot-grown fruit trees  (Deliveries Sept 2013 - April 2014)

Very small  (1.5m - 2m after 5-10 years) 2-year patio-tree - 11.5l pot - M27 rootstock patio-trained £28.95
Large  (3m - 4m after 5-10 years) 2-year - 12l pot - Semi-vigorous rootstock £28.95 Sold outalert me

Bare-root fruit trees  (Deliveries Dec 2013 -March 2014)

Large  (3m - 4m after 5-10 years) 1-year - bare-root - Semi-vigorous rootstock 1.25m £18.45 Sold outalert me

Delivery period: Pot-grown trees can be delivered from September onwards. Bare-root trees can be delivered from mid-November onwards. Within those periods you can specify your preferred month of delivery during the checkout process. It is best to order as soon as you can to ensure items are reserved for you.

*Mature size: Height shown is the approximate height of the tree when mature (after 5-10 years), not the height when supplied. See photos of trees as supplied. Actual mature heights may vary considerably dependent on your local conditions and training and pruning regime - see our Tree Height Calculator.

Stock availability: Items showing as 'sold out' will probably be available again next season. Click here to be notified when we get more trees of this variety.

Summary features of Malus Dolgo

    Growing

  • Gardening skill: Easy?
  • Fertility: Self-fertile?
  • Flowering group: 2?
  • Pollinating others: Good?
  • Ploidy: Diploid?
  • Vigour: Weak growing?
  • Bearing regularity: Regular?
  • Attractive tree
  • Attractive blossom
  • Overall disease resistance: Good?
  • Organic / no-spray culture?

    Uses

  • Picking season: Early?
  • Good for cooking
  • Drying / Discoloring: Very oxidising?

    Identification

  • Fruit colour: Pink / Red
  • Blossom colour: White
  • Leaf colour: Green
  • Popularity: Best sellers?

    Climate

  • Temperate climates
  • Tolerates cold winters
  • Mild / damp climates?
  • Cold hardiness: -30F / -34C?


Pollination guide for Malus Dolgo

Malus Dolgo is in flowering group 2. Malus Dolgo is self-fertile and does not need a pollination partner, although fruiting may be improved if there is a compatible tree of a different variety nearby.

Like most crab-apples it blooms over a long period and is therefore a good pollinator for other apple and cider-apple varieties flowering at the same time.

How to grow Malus Dolgo crab apple trees

Malus Dolgo / Pink Glow has good all round disease-resistance.

It is a popular variety in the northern USA where winters are long and cold, and by UK standards is exceptionally winter-hardy.


Historical details

Widely known as both Malus Dolgo and Pink Glow.


Botanical name

Malus baccata 'Dolgo'




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