PGO-11 (SJC59A76-08)

Dante Crab Apple

Full Descriptions: CFIA ; Academia


Origin: Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec.
Cultivar name: SJC59A76-08
Test Code: 76-548 R2A54 59-A76-08
Tree characteristics: hardy, spreading, vigorous, productive; leaves: mainly elliptic, serrate, apex cuspidate, base obtuse, length : width ratio 1.7, petioles are 3.0-5.1 cm long, fall color is bright yellow to rusty orange.
Flower characteristics: strong fragrance, single, large, 5.3 cm diameter; pedicel: green; petals: overlapping, long-conic, white on both sides; full bloom: early May (Frelighsburg, QC).
Fruit characteristics: small, 1.4 cm diameter, flat-globose, symmetric; basin: shallow, narrow, calyx is not persistent; cavity: medium depth, narrow; stem: thin, very long; skin: smooth, waxy, medium thick, almost completely washed with dark red over a greenish-yellow ground; fruits persist beyond leaf fall.
Other characteristics: diseases and pests resistant.
Adaptation & availability: Good for Quebec and Eastern and Central Canada. A limited number of budwood is available from the breeder after signing a non-propagation agreement (only to universities and research stations).