Pacific Crabapple (Malus Fusca)
Pacific Crabapple’s gorgeous pink and white springtime blossoms can be found growing in moist to wet habitats. Malus Fusca ranges from a shrub to a small tree and is the only native apple species in Washington State.
Pacific Crabapple’s fruit may be small, but they are mighty. These apples have been and still are an important traditional food source for coastal indigenous peoples. This nutritious fruit is harvested in late summer to late fall and has a tart flavor, which makes delicious jellies and ciders.
Rosie McGoldrick, 2020-2022 AmeriCorps Education & Events Specialist
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