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crab apple grafted onto regular apple?

 
Matu Collins
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Location: Southern New England, seaside, avg yearly rainfall 41.91 in, zone 6b
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It seems that one of our crab apple trees was grafted onto root stock of a regular sized apple. The tree is covered with crab apples and a few large ones. I can't think of any other explanation.

Has anyone heard of this before?
 
Joseph Fields
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Location: Berea, Kentucky
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The grafted in limb could have died out. I would graft in a new limb from and apple tree you like, then (over time) prune out all of the current crab apple producing limbs.
 
Jonathan 'yukkuri' Kame
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Agree with the above, but you might want to leave one small limb of crabapple to help with cross-pollination.
 
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