Chestnut Crabapple
Chestnut Crabapple

Chestnut Crabapple

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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'