Chestnut Crab is a crabapple introduced by the University of Minnesota program. Believed to be an open-pollinated seedling of Malinda.
Fruits are mostly about 2 inch diameter, ripen over a long period. Bronze skin. Very sweet, distinctive nutty flavor, one of the tastiest morsels that can be had. Almost like vanilla or baked goods. Good for dessert, cider, applesauce, all around a good all-purpose apple.
The tree is sem-compact, moderately vigorous, and produces full crops annually. Apples hang long after ripening. Ripens around mid-September in upstate New York. Resistant to cedar apple rust. Very cold hardy, hardy to zone 3.