Kerr Crabapple

These beautiful apples are Kerr Crabapples.  The tree sets a heavy crop of these and they take the heat very well, coloring up like this.  They’re magnificent hanging on the tree, like big clusters of grapes.  The white flesh is crisp, sweet/tart, and very juicy; but once you suck the juice out of it the flesh become rather tasteless and tough; I bet they would make a good cider apple.

Usually a summer apple needs to be picked right away after it ripens or it becomes soft and mealy, but these have a remarkable harvest window, staying crisp for a couple weeks on the tree after ripening.  They hang well too, with not many falling.  Despite its tough flesh I’d determine these tested good for Southern California.

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