Crab-apple - Chestnut Crab - tasting notes, identification, reviews
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Chestnut Crab crab-apple

Malus domestica
Last updated 21 Apr 2015.

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Current rating: 4.0 out of 5. Total votes cast: 3

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01 Sep 2016 
We have two of these in our yard in SW Montana. We get a good crop every 2-3 years. Mainly eat them fresh off the tree and in pies. This year, as usual, we shared our crop with the birds but still made 9 delicious pies.

15 Jan 2015 
One of my favorite little apples. Very sweet, but with a very unique and distinctive flavor, very aromatic. There's certainly no hint of crabbyness in this one.

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Large cooking and dessert crab apple. Attractive, reddish bronze fruit.  Crisp, juicy sweet flesh with a pleasing nut-like flavor. Ripens over a long period.

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  • Species: Malus species
  • Originates from: United States
  • Orange Pippin Cultivar ID: 1654


  • Fruit size: Large


  • Uses: Eat fresh
  • Uses: Cooking
  • Flavour quality: Very good
  • Flavour style: Sharper
  • Harvest period: Mid season
  • Use / keeping: 2-3 weeks


  • Cropping: Good
  • Flowering group: 3
  • Fertility: Self-sterile
  • Ploidy: Diploid
  • Vigour: Slightly small
  • Gardening skill: Very easy
  • General disease resistance: Good
  • Period of origin: 1950 - 1999


  • Climate suitability: Temperate climates
  • Climate suitability: Tolerates cold winters

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Chestnut Crab
Chestnut Crab

Fruit tree register

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The following Chestnut Crab trees have been registered - click the name to view more details of each tree.

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United States


Latest Spring blossom records for this variety

2017 season

  • 31st May  2017  - tree owned by fendwick in BEMIDJI, United States

2016 season

  • 20th May  2016  - tree owned by fendwick in BEMIDJI, United States

2012 season

  • 18th April  2012  - tree owned by Chuck in WORTHINGTON, United States

2011 season

  • 17th May  2011  - tree owned by Kris in HOLDEN, United States

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Latest harvest records for this variety

2017 season

    2016 season

      2012 season

        2011 season

        • 2nd week September  2011  - tree owned by Kris in HOLDEN, United States

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