Apple "Wickson Crab"
Order fulfilment occurs after harvest between April 1st - April 30th
American Cider Apple
[Acid-high; Sugar-very high]
Sweet, Sharp, Pungent flavour
This is a fantastic apple due to its versatility and well-adapted plant. The Wickson Crab produces a small, pink/red fruit that is sweet for a crab, as well as highly acidic. This apple also has a pungently strong flavour. This varietal excels as a component for making cider, as a complimentary and flavourful source of acid. However most cider-makers prefer a small amount of this apple so as to not over-power the main bittersweet or aromatic character of the cider blend. Wickson crab is also high in pectin, so great for making jams and jellies. Finally, this is a crab, with gorgeous white blossoms, and serves as a great pollinator as well. Heavy crop. Good disease resistance.
Zone Hardiness: 4 (Map link)
Picking Season: Early October
Storage: 2 months
Pollination Group: II (Compatible with I and III) (Chart) (Diploid, Self Sterile)
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