LAVISH BLOOMS APPEARING IN SPRING FOLLOWED BY DELICIOUS FRUITS
- Spring blooms are white and provide a fragrant sweet scent to fill the air
- In spring and summer, foliage will appear bright green
- In the fall, hues of yellow take over until dormancy
- Crabapples are large appley-like fruits that appear in the spring following the blooms
- These fruits are extremely sweet
- Pollinators love snaking on these fruits
- Self-pollinating, but will produce a larger crop with a friend
- Hand Selected, Fresh from the Grower
- Ships in a plant-safe designed box
- Hardiness Zone: 3-8
- Mature Height: 15-20' tall
- Mature Width: 10-20' wide
- Exposure: Full Sun
- Spacing: 15-20' apart
Why plant 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 Chestnut Edible Crabapple Bare Root 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.
Hardiness Zone: 3-8
How To Plant Chestnut Edible Crabapple Bare Root
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.<
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