Flowering Crabapple

Malus 'Ralph Shay' Rosaceae

Growth habit

Tree

Perennation

Perennial

Location

Cornell Class of 1938 Native Maple Slope

Source of plant

Simpson Orchard Company Inc.

Description

A vigorous, sturdy, horizontally branched tree that is wider than high. Leaves unusually dark green; flowers red in bud, opening white, single. Fruit deep red, 1.25" in diameter, persistent, not dropping until spring. Subject to mild scab (Nichols). Named to honor the pathologist in charge of breeding programs at Purdue University, Lafayette, IN.