Chestnut Crab crab apple trees

Malus domestica 'Chestnut Crab'

Chestnut Crab
  • Gardening skill: Suitable for beginners
  • Picking season: Mid
  • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
  • Pollination group: 3
  • Uses: Eating fresh
  • Uses: Cooking
  • Uses: Juice
  • Uses: Hard cider

Chestnut Crab is a large-fruited crab-apple. The fruitlets are edible and have a good juice quality.

Chestnut Crab crab apple trees for sale

Item
Mature height*
Price
Quantity
1-year Chestnut Crab crab apple trees bare-root
P.18 rootstock
Full-size (16ft-24ft) mature height
$29.00
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How to grow

Chestnut Crab is one of the best choices for north-country growers, very cold-hardy.

Advice on fruit tree pollination.

Historical details

Chestnut Crab was developed at the University of Minnesota, and is related to one of their cold-hardy apple varieties, Malinda.

Chestnut Crab characteristics

Using

  • Picking season: Mid
  • Uses: Eating fresh Cooking Juice Hard cider
  • Cropping: Good
  • Keeping (of fruit): 2-3 weeks
  • Flavor style (apples): Sharper
  • Juice style: Sharper
  • Fruit persistence: Ripens over a period

Growing

  • Gardening skill: Suitable for beginners
  • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
  • Pollination group: 3
  • Pollinating others: Average
  • Ploidy: Diploid
  • Vigour: Slightly small

Disease resistance

  • General resistance: Good
  • Cedar apple rust: Some resistance

Climate

  • Cold hardiness (USDA): (3) -40F / -40C
  • Summer average maximum temperatures: Cool ( 20C - 24C / 68F - 75F) Warm (25C - 30C / 76F - 85F) Cold (< 20C / 67F)

Identification

  • Country of origin: United States
  • Period of origin: 1950 - 1999
  • Fruit color: Orange / Red
  • Fruit size: Large