Show Time™ Crabapple
Show Time is a WOW in bloom. It was introduced at the peak of the downturn in the economy when crabapple sales bottomed out in the ornamental tree market.
But seeing is believing; once growers saw this tree in their neighbors’ fields, they were sold and said, “Sign me up for a license and ship me some budwood.” When consumers spy this beauty in bloom, they want one – no questions asked.
It has fluorescent fuchsia red flowers; even brighter than Prairie Fire! It has a pleasing orange fall foliage color which complements its bright red fruit.
Features Tell and Benefits Sell
- An improvement over its parent plant, the ever-popular Centurion
- Very hardy – Zone 3
- Disease free selection
- Outstanding replacement for ‘Prairifire’ per Ohio State University (OSU)
- Calipers more quickly than ‘Prairifire’
- Compared to ‘Prairifire,’ its flowers are more prolific and larger in size; their contrast against the leaves makes the flowers even more luminous, bright and eye-catching
- Flowers are more brilliant than ‘Royal Raindrops’
- Forms a well structured head with little effort, in particular compared to ‘Prairifire’
- Grown by summer chip or t-budding
- Visit or talk with Show Time growers to see and hear its superior traits, order liners or secure budwood