Come! Ms. Dunlap will give two talks at the CNPS Conservation Conference Feb. 1-3 in LA!

One regarding a database of 3,700 nectar plants (& how to collect images to benefit pollinators), and the other regarding
a prototypical key incorporating a novel plant identification system that produced an order of magnitude improvement.

Malus pumila ‘Bisbee Red Delicious’

Family: Rosaceae

Common names: APPLE, CRABAPPLE

Synonym: Bisbee spur red delicious

Native to: Asia Minor, Caucasus, Europe, Turkistan

Sentiments: apple blossom preference, apple temptation, good luck gift, peace be with you


Type: tree

Forms: dense form, erect, open form

Leaves deciduous

Max height: 49 feet

Max width: 49 feet


white/off white



new growth distinct


Attracts wildlife: adult butterfly, bird

Plant part consumed by birds: fruit, insects

Bird uses plant for shelter or cover or cavity: cavities

Plant features: deciduous

Edible: fruit

Exposure: sun

Propagates by: seed

flowers in spring

Soil type: well drained

USDA Zones: zone 3 -40 f, zone 4 -30 f, zone 5 to -20 f, zone 6 to -10 f, zone 7 to 0 f, zone 8 to +10 f, zone 9 to +20 f

Temp. range: -40 to +30 °F

Water: moderate, regular

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