Zone: 3-8 Specialization: Delicious-Used in making Ciders. Growth Rate: Fast Crop Abundance: Normal Can Produce In: 3-5 Years Soil Type: Wide Range
Soil Moisture: Well drained.
Height at Maturity: 15′-20′
About Chestnut Crab:
Chestnut crab is one of the large fruiting selections (2+”) known for its sweet nutty flavor (tastes like fresh squeezed apple cider) and is my favorite apple to eat from my orchard which has 25+ varieties to choose from. The fruit hangs very well and is a great crabapple tree for whitetails. This is a must have for anyone growing large fruiting crabs for wildlife and they are great pollinators for other apple trees. We add the juice from these crabapples to our cider in the fall and it’s always a big hit with our friends and family. Chestnut Crab is the secret ingredient to many “Blue Ribbons” given at state fairs for the best cider. If using for human consumption and not wildlife, purchase our grafted selections.