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Winter Wildlife Crab

greyphase

5 year old buck +
Old reliable, even after surviving a bear "pruning" which took almost half the tree. Antonovka rootstock, planted 2005. It always has a good crop. Only downside is it holds it's fruit almost too long with some dried crabs hanging on into spring.


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sandbur

5 year old buck +
How big do those crabs get and are they edible?
 

woodduck

5 year old buck +
This ones on my list of trees to plant. I Like seeing all your fruit tree pics Grey, thanks for sharing them!
 

Goldentriangle

A good 3 year old buck
Just curious where you purchased the wwc? I have these up at the top of my wishlist for fruit trees.


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greyphase

5 year old buck +
How big do those crabs get and are they edible?

Their a thumbsized crab, and I never tried to eat one.
 

greyphase

5 year old buck +
Just curious where you purchased the wwc? I have these up at the top of my wishlist for fruit trees.


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St. Lawrence Nursery has them.
 

bcbowman

A good 3 year old buck
I planted one in the spring of 2015 and it has grown as good as any of my 70+ trees and better than most. Mine is probably well over 12 ft high already and has well over a hundred apples on it this year
 

CrazyEd

5 year old buck +
I have grafted a lot of these. They produce early and often and are some of the most vigorous trees I have. Really well formed and easy to train.

I also have (2) dandy #5 crabs in my Nursery. They are huge. Going to the farm next year for sure.
 

Bowsnbucks

5 year old buck +
I planted several WWC's at camp too. Very vigorous. Ours went from a 3" whip to 6 to 7 ft., multi-branched trees after 2 years. A couple first fruits this year - 2 or 3 on a tree. From SLN on Antonovka. I think the Winter Wildlife crab and the All-Winter-Hangover crab are SLN introductions only they have. Both great trees in our experience.
 

DrDirtNap

5 year old buck +
I have grafted a lot of these. They produce early and often and are some of the most vigorous trees I have. Really well formed and easy to train.

I also have (2) dandy #5 crabs in my Nursery. They are huge. Going to the farm next year for sure.

Ed, could you tell us more about your dandy #5 crabapples? Where do you get those?


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greyphase

5 year old buck +
Ed, could you tell us more about your dandy #5 crabapples? Where do you get those?


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I send CrazyEd some scion of the #5 crab. It's a wild crab growing on my land that the deer visit every night in the fall. Here's some pics I took back in 2015. It's showing a tendency to bear heavily every other year.


 

CrazyEd

5 year old buck +
I send CrazyEd some scion of the #5 crab. It's a wild crab growing on my land that the deer visit every night in the fall. Here's some pics I took back in 2015. It's showing a tendency to bear heavily every other year.



Looking good Rick! I grafted (2) of those last year from the wood you sent and they are both all of 6' tall and well feathered.
 

Bowsnbucks

5 year old buck +
Great looking #5 tree, Rick !! I might have to bum a stick from you come spring. Can't have too many good crabs !!

Charman - Another one bites the dust !! ^^^^^^ Grafting is fun and pretty cool to get involved with. If you have time to graft and grow some trees, you can get some good scion from guys who swap it and it saves $$$.
 

DrDirtNap

5 year old buck +
I send CrazyEd some scion of the #5 crab. It's a wild crab growing on my land that the deer visit every night in the fall. Here's some pics I took back in 2015. It's showing a tendency to bear heavily every other year.



That #5 tree really does look good. How is it for disease resistance ?
I might have to bum a few scions.


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greyphase

5 year old buck +
That #5 tree really does look good. How is it for disease resistance ?
I might have to bum a few scions.


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It shows little disease damage. Give me a shout in late winter and I'll send some scion to you.
 

AtomApple

5 year old buck +
Is anyone growing WWC or All Winter Hangover in zones 3 or 4 ?
 

White Oak

5 year old buck +
I send CrazyEd some scion of the #5 crab. It's a wild crab growing on my land that the deer visit every night in the fall. Here's some pics I took back in 2015. It's showing a tendency to bear heavily every other year.


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You could probably make a fortune selling these trees
 
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