Taste: The Chestnut crabapple is larger most crabapples and packs a lot of flavor for its size. This fist-sized fruit is 2-4 inches in diameter- perfect for kids and taking on-the go. The coarse yellow flesh is sweet-tart with slight nutty flavor. Hints of pear, honey, orange and vanilla may be noticed. The tiny apples ripen in September with light yellow skin blushed with orange-red. Chestnut crabapple makes wonderful cider and brandy.
Availability/Season: Mid-Late August through September
Applications: Great for eating out of hand, and holds up well in both sweet and savory dishes. Their high pectin content make them prefect for making jams and jellies. They also make delicious cider or brandy.