Malus niedzwetskyana is a species of apple native to China, Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Uzbekistan, distinguished by its red flesh, skin, and blossoms. Exported to America c. 1896. Only a few species remain in its native Kyrgyzstan.
While it is edible, it is not super flavorful, mostly chewy and and dry. It is more commonly used to breed modern, cold hardy, red-fleshed apples. A parent of Pink Pearl and Surprise.
The tree is winter hardy and drought resistant.