Malus domestica 'Chestnut Crab'
Although considered a crab-apple on account of its small fruit size, Chestnut Crab is perhaps best considered an apple that produces very small fruits rather than a true crab-apple.
The fruitlets have a sweet flavor with little of the tartness usually associated with crab-apples.
The juice quality is very good, making it an excellent choice for cider blends.
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Chestnut Crab is one of the best choices for north-country growers, as it is very cold-hardy.
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Chestnut Crab was developed at the University of Minnesota, and is related to one of their cold-hardy apple varieties, Malinda.