Growing apple trees from seed is both satisfying and easy. There are many unexplored species of apple found around the world. The full genetic potential of the apple tree is unknown.
Seedling apples make excellent wildlife trees and often produce good fruit for eating, sauce, or hard cider.
Sargent Crabapple (Malus Sargentii)- Small red fruits the size of blueberry. Fruits hang on deep into winter providing excellent food for wildlife. Sargent crabapple tastes good eaten fresh but can also be made into sauces and hard cider. Brilliant red color throughout winter.
Yellow Crabapple- Tiny yellow fruits hang on all winter. A living bird feeder.