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The ripe, small, red and yellow fruits of the Chestnut Edible Crabapple
The small red and yellow fruits of the Chestnut Crabapple
The ripe, small, red and yellow fruits of the Chestnut Edible Crabapple
The small red and yellow fruits of the Chestnut Crabapple

Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 3-8
  • Mature Height: 15-20' tall
  • Mature Width: 10-20' wide
  • Exposure: Full Sun
  • Spacing: 15-20' apart



  • Hand Selected, Fresh from the Grower
  • Ships in a plant-safe designed box

Chestnut Edible Crabapple Bare Root

Bower & Branch Trees and Plants

Malus domestica 'Chestnut'

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Why the Chestnut Edible Crabapple Bare Root?

Large and flavor-packed, Chestnut Edible Crabapple is a sure to become a favorite in your kitchen. When thinking about crabapples, you may not consider these apples being large in size or having a unique, nut flavor. Chestnut is unique in that the flavor rivals the best apple cider and are very versatile in your landscape and in your home. A great apple to eat fresh off the tree, Chestnut is great for you and wildlife! Your other apple trees will benefit from Chestnut as well, due to this crabapple's ability to pollinate a wide array of other apples. Add this super crab to your home orchard and watch as your apple trees flourish with fresh fruit this year!

Did you know that Johnny Appleseed was not a seller of apple trees, but crabapple trees? Because if you plant an apple seed, you will almost surely not get a tree that yields big, juicy apples, but one that produces small, sour ones—crabapples. Named varieties of both apples and crabapples are propagated by “budding,” a type of grafting—not by seed. Chestnut is a crabapple variety that was developed in 1946 by the University of Minnesota.

How to use in the landscape?

Chestnut is an annual apple producer that grows pale yellow crabapples with red blush and russeting. The white flesh is crisp and holds a flavor that is similar to that of nuts. These crabapples make great fresh snacks, jellies, or use in everyday cooking applications. Chestnut Crabapple is a vigorous annual producer so you'll be enjoying abundant harvests year after year.

Why Bower & Branch?

At Bower & Branch, it’s our job to know and grow trees… especially big trees.

- Trusted, Experienced Growers

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We do the hard part. Our trees and plants are grown and cared for by only the best, local growers for years before they find their forever home in your landscape. Bower & Branch is known for having hard-to-find, substantial sizes and selection. The quality of our trees and plants are consistent in health and vigor—always ready for immediate impact in your garden and instant curb appeal. We never rush our trees to reach a ‘grade size.’ Our trees are grown for quality height, vigor, health and age.

We believe in empowering homeowners with the truth about strong, healthy and structurally sound plants that are grown to perform in the ground after they leave the nursery for home delivery, always fresh inventory from the grower.

Growth Facts

    Hardiness Zone: 3-8

    Mature Height: 15-20' tall

    Mature Width: 10-20' wide

    Exposure: Full Sun

    Spacing: 15-20' apart

How To Plant

Crabapples grow well in a wide range of soil conditions and should be planted in a sunny area of your yard; they can tolerate very light shade as well.

How To Water

Water well when your plant first arrives! Crabapples need to be watered deeply and regularly during its first few years in the ground a few times a week. Irrigate weekly, and especially during prolonged dry spells or extreme heat after it’s established.

How To Fertilize

Incorporate Elements Starter Plant food granular form into the soil when planting. If planting in spring or summer, start fertilizing late fall using Elements Starter Plant food granular form on an annual basis each late fall. Continue this for the first three years to get your plant well established.

How To Prune

Pruning Crabapples is fairly simple, prune the branches after your Crabapple is done flowering and cut off any suckers around the base of your tree whenever they appear.<

Planting Zones

Hardiness Zone: 3-8


How Does Shipping Work?

Size AA & AAA (our Treelings, Shrubs, Bushes, and Perennials) will be shipped directly to your home by a common carrier. Ships in a plant-safe designed box within 5-7 business days.

How Does Sizing Work?

The size of our trees have nothing to do with the container size like you may find elsewhere–big doesn't mean just height - it’s also vigor, age, and overall health.. Other online retailers are going to tell you that a plant is a seven gallon, that means nothing to your tree or plant (or you.)

Our trees for sale online are graded on large, x-large, and even bigger sizes. This is because our trees are sized by their age—the higher the letter, the more mature the tree. The age determines the trees’ overall height, size of the trunk and the overall branch density.

All of these characteristics are what you should be looking for when choosing a tree for immediate impact and instant curb appeal. Our extra-large tree and plant sizes are sure to wow you and your neighbors!

See the size guides below.

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