Learn more about the many fruits of Toronto's Urban Orchard
Crabapples are one of Toronto’s most underapreciated fruits, but when harvested and shared, they can be transformed into all kinds of delectable goods – think jelly, syrup, sauces and pies. Edible crabapples are basically mini apples that vary in size from about 3/4 to two inches – any smaller than this, and they are considered “ornamental,” and will be too bitter to be edible. They grow on long stems, similar to cherries, and have crownlike sepals at their bases that can fall off when ripe. Crabapples can vary in colour from deep red to yellowish-orange.