[NAFEX] Chestnut crab

derry&bill wchase at interchange.ubc.ca
Wed Oct 20 12:28:25 EDT 2004


Regina,

In my opinion, Chestnut is the best eating crabapple - enough so that I wonder why
it is classified as a 'crab' meaning 'sour'.

A disdvantage of Chestnut is that it sets hundreds of apples and should be thinned
or the tree weeps with the weight of the apples. On an unthinned tree the
crabapples are about 1.5-2". They have a scruffy look in this part of the world
(PNW), but they taste great and store well.

Derry

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Derry Walsh & Bill Chase
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Aldergrove,  B. C.,  Canada
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. Has
: anyone here tried Chestnut?  I'm intrigued by the description in
: www.applejournal.com -- first, they describe Centennial as "One of the best
: fresh eating crabs, second only to Chestnut Crab.", then describe Chestnut
: as "Delightfully sweet and good-tasting crabapple:
: Regina Kreger
: Riverdale Park, Maryland (Z7)




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