Pioneer is a Bass Pecan Nursery introduction. It is a selection of the native Southern Crabapple (Malus angustifolia). It is shade tolerant and will grow well in moist, well-drained soils. It was selected for being a heavy producer of 1.5"-2" yellowish-green fruit. Fruit is excellent for jelly. Fruit remains firm after falling from the tree. Whitetail deer seek out these trees regularly.
Fruit Drop: October-early November