Pacific Crabapple

Malus fusca
  • Hul’qumi’num Name: qwa’upulhp
  • Description: Mid-size deciduous tree with grape-sized, tart apples and beautiful sprays of white flowers in the spring.
  • Habitat: Open forests, streambanks, and beaches on moist soils.
  • Harvest: Crabapples are ready to harvest in late summer.
  • Edibility: The crabapples are tart raw, and tasty cooked into jams, sauces, and pies. They contain natural pectin.
  • Fun Fact: Qwa’upulhp can be differentiated from domestic apples by the asymmetrical teeth on the leaves, which are highly variable.

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