Inside, they have creamy-yellow, crisp flesh which is very aromatic, but has a sour, astringent taste.
The fruit ripens late August, early September. It bruises easily.
The tree is a semi-dwarf one, with pinkish-white blossoms in the spring and leaves that turn red in the fall.
Very good for jelly; yields highly flavoured, very clear jelly.
Very good for juicing.
Okay for canning.
Some people like to eat the sour apples straight up because despite their sourness, they have a good deal of flavour.
Store for up to 2 weeks.
Dolgo Crabapples have Siberiban Crab in their parentage.
They were imported into America in 1897 from Russia by Niels Ebbesen Hansen (1888 – 1950), a plant breeder at the Experimental Station in Brookings, South Dakota.