Our wild crab apple tree is blooming. It is so beautiful with light pink blossom in profusion. Leaves are present follow, but for now, the pink mixed between the brown twigs and new green leaves catches the eye. Crab apples make the best pollinators for other apple trees. I hope its neighbor, a Honeycrisp, makes use of this service. Crab apples bloom over a long period of time. There are flowers, buds, and the hint of buds all at the same time. This long term of flowering and the number of blooms give it the ability to provide the cross pollination from tree to tree that the bees, wasps, flies, and even wind achieves to set fruit. Hoping for our own Honeycrisp apples this Fall.