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Fruit tree comparisons



Crab apple tree
Chestnut Crab

A large-fruited cold-hardy crab-apple.
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Using


Crab apple tree
Chestnut Crab
Picking seasonMid
UsesEating fresh
Culinary
Juice
Hard cider
CroppingGood
Keeping (of fruit)2-3 weeks
Flavor style (apples)Sharper
Juice styleSharper
Fruit persistenceRipens over a period
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Growing


Crab apple tree
Chestnut Crab
Gardening skillBeginner
Self-fertilityNot self-fertile
Pollination group3
Pollinating othersAverage
PloidyDiploid
VigourSlightly small
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Disease resistance


Crab apple tree
Chestnut Crab
General resistanceGood
Cedar apple rustSome resistance
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Climate


Crab apple tree
Chestnut Crab
Cold hardiness (USDA)(3) -40F / -40C
Summer average maximum temperaturesCool ( 20-24C / 68-75F)
Warm (25-30C / 76-85F)
Cold (< 20C / 67F)
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Identification


Crab apple tree
Chestnut Crab
Country of originUnited States
Period of origin1950 - 1999
Fruit colorOrange / Red
Fruit sizeLarge
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