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Description

An excellent pollinator for other apples. This annual bearer produces 2" pale yellow crabapples with streaky red blushes and some russeting. Creamy white flesh is fine-grained and crisp, with a sweet, nut-like flavor that is great for fresh eating, cooking or making jellies. Tree is vigorous and hardy and adapts well to different soil types. Developed at the University of Minnesota in 1946. Cold-hardy. Ripens in early September. Self-pollinating.

Characteristics

Bloom Color White
Fruit Color Red
Fruit Size Large - Extra Large
Pollination Self-pollinating
Ripens/Harvest Early September
Shade/Sun Full Sun
Soil Moisture Well Drained
Soil pH Level 6.0 - 7.0
Taste Nut-like Flavor; Sweet
Texture Good Texture; Crisp, Juicy
Years to Bear 2 - 5
Zone Range 3 - 8

Zone Compatibility

This Variety's Zone Range 3 - 8
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The USDA hardiness zones offer a guide to varieties that will grow well in certain climates. Each zone corresponds to the minimum winter temperatures experienced in a given area. Make sure that your hardiness zone lies within the zone compatability range of this variety before ordering.

Size & Spacing

Mature Size

When your tree matures, it will be approximately 12 - 15' tall x 12 - 15' wide.

Recommended Spacing

We recommend spacing these trees 12 - 15' apart to ensure room for growth.

Recommended Pollinators

This variety is self pollinating.

In many cases, you may still want to plant pollinating partners to increase the size of your crops, but with self-pollinating varieties doing so is optional. You'll get fruit with only one plant!

Tools & Supplies

Having the proper tools and supplies when growing your own can make the difference between a good harvest and a great harvest! Here's a list that our experts recommend for this variety.

Planting & Care

Learn all about how to grow apple trees in The Growing Guide. An entire section of our website dedicated to your growing success.

Shipping Information

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Why did you choose this?
Stark Bro's Store
Great pollinator.
JAMES J on Sep 12, 2016
I need a pollinator for some apple trees.
David L on Apr 30, 2016
Great pollinator.
JAMES J on Sep 12, 2016
I would like to try something other than one of the apple varieties. I would like to see if it is more easily cared for than apples.
Shawn P on Aug 24, 2016
I need a pollinator for some apple trees.
David L on Apr 30, 2016
Climate zone compatibility 3A
cross pollinator
Chris Y on Apr 27, 2016
Because of the size of the fruit and it's taste of tartness and chestnut flavor.
Shaik A on Apr 25, 2016
I tried it an loved them.
Darcy B on Apr 14, 2016
This is said to be great for pollinating apple trees.
Karen A on Apr 12, 2016
My husband grew up in Arkansas and misses crabapples. We can plant this in a higher elevation here in AZ
Corinth T on Apr 6, 2016
Pollinates apples, sweet crab blends well with tart crab apples for sauce, and very hardy
Linda P on Mar 22, 2016
Looking forward to tasting this crab apple for snacks and preserving while providing beauty on the property
Ellen S on Mar 8, 2016
Great pollinator for other apple trees.
Robert G on Mar 7, 2016
Pollination of other apple trees
Eugene S on Feb 23, 2016
I would like to try something other than one of the apple varieties. I would like to see if it is more easily cared for than apples.
Shawn P on Aug 24, 2016
Climate zone compatibility 3A
cross pollinator
Chris Y on Apr 27, 2016
What can these crab apples be used for?
Ruth W on Aug 28, 2016
BEST ANSWER: This tree is a pollinator for other apple trees. Also you can make spiced crabapples with these. They are great.

Customer Reviews

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Bad Break
Sadly, even with TLC, This tree did not survive the winter. It was dead down to the roots.
May 21, 2016
Purchased
1 year ago
Great tree & great price!
I received this tree, healthy and sturdy and planted it and it put on blooms when it was planted just 3 weeks and I decided to take the blooms off this year, so the tree could get really established, before it had to feed the fruit. So far, I'm well pleased all around.
August 3, 2016
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Good Quality Trees
So far we are quite satisfied with the trees purchased. Better quality than our local nursery.
May 21, 2016
Purchased
1 year ago
Chestnut Crabapple
The tree arrived healthy and recovered quickly. It starts to bear fruit in the 2nd year and is doing well. Not sure about the flavor yet.
May 18, 2016
Purchased
1 year ago
nice crab apple tree; keeps its form well;
have had the tree planted now for 2 years; still no blossoms; maybe next year; tree is growing well; the crab apple is a nice addition to my garden
May 20, 2016
Purchased
1 year ago
Chestnut Crabapple
This is the second year this Chestnut Crabapple tree on the soil of my back yard. It has been growing o.k. healthy not super vigorously. I was pleased to see some small green fruits on the branches. I love it. I wish I have bigger backyard I would grow some more of these plants.
Crabapple Fans.
May 17, 2016
Purchased
1 year ago
Great Value!
The year-old Chestnut Crabapple was shipped well and easy to plant. Two years later, it is thriving and has not required intensive maintenance. I would recommend this product and this company to anyone interested in adding fruit trees to their landscaping.
May 17, 2016
Purchased
1 year ago
big a** crabapple
This is only the second year and while it had a couple of blooms I am not allowing it to set fruit yet. The thing that classifies an apple as a crabapple vs an apple is the size of the fruit. Crabapples are less than 2 inches in diameter and this one just makes the cut off as it is just about 2" in diameter. So it is big enough to eat fresh or use in pies, cobblers and so on. It is supposed to be exceptionally tasty so stay tuned till next year when it might give me.a.small crop
May 7, 2016
Purchased
1 year ago
I don't think my farm is destined to have Crabapples
I ordered a Whitney and it died, you replaced it. I then planted both trees, they started off well, about mid summer the leaves on both turned brown and fell off. They did not come back in the spring! So I gave up!
June 12, 2016
Purchased
over 2 years ago
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