Apple Seeds - Himalayan Crabapple

(Malus baccata var himilaica) Deciduous. Zones 4 - 7

Himalayan Crab Apple is an extremely cold hardy tree, native to Asia. Its small stature, rounded shape, and thick, twisted branches make it a popular ornamental tree choice for small garden spaces. 

Himalayan Crab Apple’s beautiful, showy Spring flower clusters - fragrant, deep pink and long lasting - attract bees and butterflies galore. The lovely dark red and yellow pear-shaped fruit hang like jewels, and persist into Winter. Fruit is sour but palatable and can be eaten raw or cooked. 


Cold Hardiness: Zones 4 - 7

Edible: Yes

Size: Large shrub or Small Tree 

Growth RateMedium

Nitrogen Fixer: No

Native Plant: No

Germination: 60-80%

Sun Requirements: Full Sun to part shade.

Soil Preference: Moist, acidic, sandy soil



- Soak Seeds 24 hrs. Follow with 60-90 days cold, moist stratification. For more information on stratification, check out our article "How To Start Your Tree Seeds".

*If you are doing the cold period in your fridge, please check on your seeds. 60-90 days is an estimate & they may sprout sooner.*

- Plant stratified seeds in pots or a nursery bed using standard potting soil. Heat mats are NOT required & can hinder germination!

- Protect young tree seedlings from slugs, cutworms & rodents. Slugs especially can eat primary leaves as soon as they come up, so be vigilant! 

 *Excited about growing Flowering Trees from seed? Learn more HERE.*

 Available direct from Incredible Seeds, a Canadian Heirloom and Heritage Seed Company, offering only the best natural, non-GMO, open pollinated and untreated seeds, located in Mi'kma'ki / Nova Scotia.

  • $6.99

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