Martha Crab

Martha originated in Excelsior, MN, about 1889.  Jason Davis of Cayford Orchards in Skowhegan introduced us to an old Martha tree during a visit a few years ago. The crab had been part of his family’s orchard for generations.  We wish we knew where there were lots more Martha trees. Martha has extremely crisp, yellowish flesh and a sweet and sour flavor that really packs a punch.  This large-fruited crab apple is delicious for fresh eating as well as for jellies and jams and other cooking enterprises. The tree is medium-sized, annually bearing, extremely long-lived and hardy.