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Amber Crab
Amber Crab Cider Apple Fall. Seth Yentes intro, Monroe, ME, 2015. Wild seedling discovered by brothers Mark and Jonathan Fulford about 30 years ago in Monroe.

The small 2" fruit is long-stemmed, red-striped and blushed, resembling Chestnut Crab.

Not of fresh-eating quality, but may be of great interest to cidermakers. Extremely high in sugar: specific gravity (SG) 1.066. Jonathan’s stepson Seth Yentes, who has been grafting it in recent years, uses it to make amber-colored cider. He says there’s nothing like it. On trial in our test orchard. Healthy vigorous tree. Z4-7. Maine Grown. (3-6' trees)

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Apples

All apple trees require a second variety for pollination, but any apple or crabapple blooming at the same time, within a quarter mile, will probably do.

Planting distance depends on the rootstock:
Plant standard trees (A) 25-30' apart.
Plant Bud 118 (B) rootstocks 20-25' apart.
Plant M111 (C) rootstocks 15-20' apart.
Plant Bud 9 (D) rootstocks 5-10' apart.

Each apple variety has a climate range where it will thrive and produce its best fruit. At the end of each apple description we list a range of zones. For example, Z3-4 signifies that this apple will reach perfection in Zones 3 and 4 and that we don’t recommend it farther south even though it would be plenty hardy. Z4-6 means that this apple will reach perfection in Zones 4, 5 or 6. Although we have received reports from southern areas that some of our rarest Maine apples are thriving, we suggest you use this guide to select apples most appropriate to your area.

Varieties bearing annually are noted; others normally bear every other year. With diligent annual pruning and thinning, most apples will produce an annual crop, one heavy, the next light.

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