Fall color primer 6: Crab apple colors
Fall color primer 06: Crab apple colors
Not all of the color of the season comes from foliage. Fruit can play a part. If it has been a good year for crab apples (or crabapples – either is acceptable), there can be some pretty spectacular displays of fall color, especially from trees that drop their leaves early.
Apple and crab apple trees all belong to the genus Malus. A huge number of crab apple cultivars have been developed. Unless the trees are growing in arboretums, botanical gardens, or other public venues, where plant tags might be provided, it’s very difficult to know the full identity of any given crab apple tree. In the present poster, I can only identify the yellow fruit in the close-up. It’s from a Sargent crab apple, Malus sargentii.
I'll be away all day, and will comment when I get back this evening. I'll also put up today's BCAM post this evening.
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