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Apple scab Usually known for picturesque, pink flowers, crab apple trees may already have been infected with apple scab, a fungal disease that infects the leaves.
Nearby was a test garden filled with crab apple trees and native plants like the Pulsatilla and the Baptisia.
Such varieties as Kingston Black, Yarlington Mill, Dabinett, Somerset Redstreak and even foraged wild crab apples were discussed with the same reverence as pinot noir or nebbiolo.
According to a press release, researchers from the United States and China sequenced the genomes of 117 apples, including domestic varieties as well as crab apples and wild apples from 24 different species.
This autumn, cardinals and blue jays will snatch orange crab apples from twisted branches.
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CRAB APPLE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of crab apple for English Language Learners
: a small, sour apple or the kind of tree that produces it
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