How to grow Malus prairie fire

Malus prairie fire growing tree of the genus Malus also known as Malus ioensis or Prairie crabapple, Malus prairie fire perennial deciduous plant, can be used for edible fruits but mostly for the ornamental fruits and flowers, can grow in temperate and cold mediterranean or cold subtropical climate and growing in hardiness zone 4-9

Flower color pink or purple and in round bowl shape and five petals.

Malus prairie fire fruits

Fruit color is white-green the peel pink color.

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Requirements for Malus prairie fire growing and care:

Chilling hours or cool winter (depend on the cultivars), if the tree attack in the beginning of the winter need to collect all the leaves and the fruit from the ground, cut all the infected branches.

What is the best way to start growing?

Is it necessary to graft in Malus prairie fire?

Difficulties or problems when growing:
Very sensitive to pests and disease

Planting season:
Winter, spring, summer

Pests and diseases:
Aphids, Borer, mite

Pruning season:
Autumn / Winter

How to prune:
Weak and dead branches

Size of the plant:
2-7 m, 6-21 feet

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Medium growing

Water requirement:
Average amount of water / Big amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun / Half Shade

Is it possible to grow as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season:

General information about the flower
Pink or white or pink with white flower in the size 3-4 cm

Thinning the bloom:
The first two years recommend

Pollination is done by:

Edible Fruit

Fruit harvest season:
Summer / Autumn

Fruits pests or diseases:
Birds, mite, fruit fly

What can be done with big quantities of Malus prairie fire fruits?
Eaten raw, baked, cake, juice and more, fruits leather

Work requirements on the fruit:
Cover the tree with net or protect the fruit against fruit fly

How long does it take to bear fruit?
3-4 years

Scientific name:

Malus ioensis

Blooming Seasons

Edible Parts

Culinary Uses

Flower Colors


Harvest season

Ornamental parts

Plant growing speed

Plant life-form

Plant uses

Planting season

Plants sun exposure

Watering plants

Hardiness zone