Crab Apple Trees

Flowering Crabs

Anonymous added on September 5, 2017 | Answered

Can you use the crab apples from a flowering crab in your garden as compost?

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Answered on September 5, 2017

Yes, crabapples make a good compost ingredient. Just make sure that your compost pile heats up enough to kill the seeds in the crabapples, or they could sprout and become a weed in your garden later on. This article discusses ways to help compost heat up:

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