• PGO-12 (SJC59A79-01)
  • Jade Crab Apple

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    Origin: Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec.
    Cultivar name: SJC59A79-01
    Test Code: 76-549 R2A55 59-A79-01
    Tree characteristics: hardy, upright-spreading, vigorous; leaves: mainly elliptic, serrate, glabrous, apex acuminate to cuspidate, base obtuse, length : width ratio 1.6, petioles are 3.5 to 5.0 cm long, fall color is mostly rusty orange with some yellow.
    Flower characteristics: odorous, single, large, diameter 5.5 cm; pedicel: green; petals: free, oblong, almost circular, white on both sides; full bloom: mid-May (Frelighsburg, QC).
    Fruit characteristics: small, 2.3 cm diameter, flat, symmetric, slightly ribbed; basin: very shallow, narrow, calyx is persistent; cavity: shallow, narrow; stem: thin, long; skin: smooth, waxy, medium thick, washed orange to red with some striping over a yellow ground, inconspicuous lenticels; fruits remain on the tree in the 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).