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Chestnut Crab crab-apple

Malus domestica

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.


Chestnut Crab identification photos from website visitors

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Visitor reviews

  • 24 Aug 2018  Richard Benert,  PA, United States
    I planted a chestnut crab in my yard in Bozeman, MT in 2002. We had two bumper crops after about 2012 and several busts, mostly because of late spring frosts. In my opinion, this is the best-tasting apple in existence, like drinking a fine white wine. Leaving it behind when we moved to Bethlehem, PA this year was not easy, and I'm eagerly looking for a fruit stand or orchard in eastern PA that sells them.
  • 01 Sep 2016  Steve Hunts,  MONTANA/GALLATIN, United States
    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  Kirk,  IA, Australia
    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.
  • 23 Nov 2012  E. F. Mashburn,  PA, NORTHUMBERLAND, United States

Tree register

United States

Canada

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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Harvest records for this variety

2011 season

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

Origins

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

Identification

  • Fruit size: Large

Using

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

Growing

  • 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

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

Parents and other ancestors of this variety



Where to buy fresh fruit

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References



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