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Common name: Cooking appleType: Fruit TreeAspect: Prefers full sunColour: WhiteSeason: SpringSoil: Moist and well drainedSize: MediumDelivery: Collection onlyImage: WTGN
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Extremely rare, wild apple from Kyrgyzstan. Relatively modest rate of growth so good for smaller gardens. Deep pink blossom in spring. Ripens quite late in the season and produces remarkable bright red fruit that is richly flushed red throughout the flesh, with a sweet;ly tart flavour - fantastic for cooking. Plant in full sun and in moist;fertile soils,. Fully hardy. MM106 rootstock will limit height to 3-4m
Malus niedzwetzkyana is not only rare in UK horticulture but also rare in the wild where in its native highlands of Kyrgyzstan only a handful of individuals are sporadically distributed in fragmented populations. It is included in the IUCN Red List as an endangered species. Growing this plant in the garden is a significant contribution to its conservation.