Malus 'Evereste'

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Ripe fruits of Malus 'Evereste' with yellowing foliage

Malus PERPETU 'Evereste' is an ornamental cultivar of crabapple that has been developed by INRA in 1974[1] and is registered under their trademark[2] with the name Malus perpetu.[3][4]

Description & uses[edit]

'Evereste' is a small deciduous tree[4] to a height of 7 m (22 ft), and spread of 6 m (20 ft),[5] broadly conical in outline, with more or less lobed leaves.

Flowering

The 'Evereste' crabapple is an excellent tree for spring blossom,[5] with so many flower that you can hardly see any bark beneath.[6] Flowers are 5 cm in width,[4] 5 cm (2 in) across, Freely born[5] red in bud but open white.[4][5][6]

Fruit size is up to 2.5 cm in length, yellowish-orange,[4] and red-flushed. It gives a fantastic show in autumn, when appearing in its full ripe colour in masses, and hang on through the winter.[5]

Fruits are excellent to use for crab apple jelly, apple sauce or for pressing into a mixed cider brew.[6]

The 'Evereste' crab apple also uses as pollinizer for domesticated apples which are self-sterile.[7]

Cultivation[edit]

Fruiting

'Evereste' crabapple grows best in moderately moist soil which well drained. It prefers full sun but tolerates partial shade. This species is one of the most disease resistant, and also tolerates pollution.[5]

Award[edit]

The 'Evereste' crab apple have earned the Award of Garden Merit as an ornamental tree by the Royal Horticultural Society in 1993.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sapho
  2. ^ M. Duron (1984), "In vitro propagation of the ornamental INRA®Malus × Perpetu® 'Evereste'", Scientia Horticulturae, 22 (1–2): 133–137, doi:10.1016/0304-4238(84)90093-1
  3. ^ Kordes Jungpflanzen Archived December 19, 2014, at the Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ a b c d e Royal Horticultural Society
  5. ^ a b c d e f DeppDale Trees
  6. ^ a b c Ash Ridge TRees
  7. ^ C&O Nursery
  8. ^ Awards list of RHS

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