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Summary Edit

The Oregon Crabapple (Malus fusca), also known as the Pacific crabapple, is a North American species of crabapple.

Origin Edit

The Oregon Crabapple is native to western North America from Alaska, through British Columbia, to northwestern California. It grows in temperate coniferous forest, primarily in the Cascade Range and the Pacific Coast Ranges.

Appearance Edit

The fruits are small round apple-shaped pomes, red, yellow, or yellow-green.

Flower Edit

The flowers of the plant species are white or pale pink, blooming in Spring.

Uses Edit

The fruit can be eaten raw or cooked, however it has an acidic flavor raw. The fruit can also be used for extraction of pectin, useful in helping make jams and jellies from other fruits. The bark can be used as a herbal medicine. It is also grown in parks and gardens as an ornamental plant.

Oregon Crabapples

Oregon Crabapples on their tree.