Lineage: op baccata sdlg.
Released by: Dr. Niels E. Hansen, Head of the Horticulture Department at Brookings SD.
Date: 1917 (from Russia 1897)

Notes: ~ 1.5cm, purple-red with heavy blue bloom, elongated. (The name "dolgo" in Russian means long.) Jelly. Not a good keeper. Popular on the prairies. Also rootstock and ornamental. Susceptible to chlorosis. Manchester notes ••• "Exceptionally dependable pollinator. and now being used as such throughout the United States, interplanted in old orchards or grafted into tree tops. Also one of the most beautiful and useful crabs ever developed." - According to Smithfield, an op robusta sdlg. Ref Hansen bull #309 (1937) FB2 H2 SC1.
-Edible Apples in Prairie Canada

An old variety introduced by the Experiment Station, Brookings, South Dakota. This crabapple variety is relatively hardy, although it did show moderate to severe Injury in the two northern zones one year.
-Hort Facts, Nelson, 1976

Tree vigorous, upright, productive. Fruit small, long rounding conic, pointed, yellow heavily washed scarlet; flesh yellow, crisp, juicy, acid, somewhat
astringent; quality excellent for jelly; season late August and early September.
-Tree Fruits Grown in Prairie Orchards, Leslie, 1946

Prairie Fruit Genebank