Don't be fooled by the name crabapple: the Chestnut stands out as one of the best tasting of all the (crab)apples.
It’s a crunchy and large crabapple apple with a pleasant nutty flavour. Yellow coloured and turning a warm red when ripe. The Chestnut Crabapple averages around 5 cm (2") in size and keeps up to a month in cold storage. Excellent to eat fresh off the tree and also good for juicing and baking.
A local favourite to use in cider making.
Developed from the University of Minnesota.
Hardiness Zone: 3
Height at Maturity: 6 meters (20 feet)
Spread: 4 meters (16 feet)
Soil Preference: Well drained
Light Exposure: Full sun
Pollination: Self-sterile (Plant with another apple tree for best pollination)
Latin Name: Malus 'Chestnut'