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Pink Glow

Malus 'Pink Glow' (also known as Malus 'Dolgo'), is named for its elongated dusky pink fruits, which form in plum-like clusters in September. The fruit is on the larger size for a crab apple, making it easy to use in the kitchen - it is perfect for crab apple jelly and a good source of pectin for other fruit jellies.

The blossom is plain white but borne in profusion early in the apple-blossom season. Pink Glow an excellent pollinator for all early-flowering apple varieties (those in flowering groups 1 and 2).

Malus baccata

Pink Glow crab-apple trees for sale

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How to grow

'Pink Glow' is easy to grow, and largely disease-free. It originates from Russia and is exceptionally cold-hardy.

It is also one of the better crab-apples for growing in patio containers.

History

Malus 'Pink Glow' is also widely known as Malus 'Dolgo'. It is a member of the species Malus baccata, also known as the Siberian crab, but the fruitlets are considerably larger. It was discovered in the Imperial Botanical Gardens at St. Petersburg, Russia, at the end of the 19th century by American plant explorer N.E. Hansen. It was trialled by him at the South Dakota State University Agricultural Experiment Station, where its excellent cold-hardiness was quickly recognised. He named it Malus 'Dolgo' in 1917.

Pink Glow characteristics

  • Picking seasonEarly
  • CroppingHeavy
  • Keeping1 week
  • Fruit persistenceNormal ripening
  • Useful forCulinary
  • Gardening skillBeginner
  • Self-fertilitySelf-fertile
  • Flowering group2
  • Pollinating othersGood
  • PloidyDiploid
  • VigourWeak growing
  • Bearing regularityRegular
  • Disease resistanceGood
  • Climate typeTemperate climatesMild damp climates
  • Summer average maximum temperaturesCool ( 20-24C / 68-75F)Warm (25-30C / 76-85F)Cold (< 20C / 67F)
  • Country of originRussia
  • Period of origin1850 - 1899
  • Flower colourWhite