Malus Floribunda
Malus floribunda, Japanese crab apple
Malus floribunda, Japanese crab apple
Malus floribunda apple flowers Malus floribunda, Japanese crab apple Malus floribunda, Japanese crab apple
     

Malus floribunda, Japanese crab apple

Japanese crab apple. Tree with hanging branches. Perhaps the most beautiful of crabapples. Perhaps emerged as hybrid in Japan with Malus sieboldii as one of the parents. likes compost rich soil, but tolerates all soil types. Lavishly rich flowering in May each year. The flowers are 2.5-3 cm in diameter and sits 4-7 together. The fruits mature in October and will often linger until well into the winter. Small yellow berries in abundance.

A clone Malus floribunda 821 is used in the processing of apple varieties to make them resistant to scab. It is possible to transfer a gene (Vf) from Malus floribunda 821 into eating apples, the first on the market was Prima. The gene makes varieties resistant to the previously known scab races. Unfortunately, there is now new scab races that also attacks the varieties that carry the Vf gene.

 




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