Don’t let the crab in the name fool you, this is a high quality desert apple. Small for an apple but big for a crab, usually the smallest ones are larger than a golfball, up to nearly full size in a well thinned tree. Sweet, complex and even a bit nutty. Orange blush and a bit of russet over an amber ground with patches and stripes. A cross between Malinda and a Siberian crabapple. Formerly Mn 240. Slight weeping tree structure. Cold hardiness a reported -50. Developed in Minnesota in 1946. Beloved by children in our experience. Nearly scab free.