The prairie hardy Trailman is known as one of the best of the applecrabs, and we agree!
These egg-shaped, golden-fleshed apples are very juicy and crisp with a spicy sweet/tart flavour - simply delicious! Skin is golden overlaid with a reddish brown wash. Excellent for fresh eating and juicing. Local cider makers love using this applecrab! Don't be fooled by this applecrab, it is simply one of our personal favourites.
Stores for up to two months in cold storage and ripens in early September. Bears fruit at a young age. Released from Beaverlodge, Alberta in 1973.
Growers Note: Very hardy apple, known to grow well in zone 1 climates
Hardiness Zone: 1/2
Height at Maturity: 5.4 meters (18 feet)
Spread: 4.6 meters (15 feet)
Soil Preference: Well drained
Light: Full sun
Pollination: Self-sterile (Needs another apple tree nearby for best pollination)
Latin Name: Malus 'Trailman'