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A Unicorn of The Crabapple World: The Sweet Chestnut Crabapple Tree

  • Two-Inch Sweet Crabapples
  • A Wonderful Pollination Partner
  • Yellow-to-Soft Red Apples
  • Easy to Grow

When you think of crabapples, you likely picture tiny, rock-hard, bitter fruit that will turn your mouth inside-out and cause everlasting lock-jaw. The Chestnut Crabapple Tree is ready to change your mind.

The Chestnut Crabapple Tree has high levels of sugar for an extremely sweet bite. With overtones of honey, pear, orange, and vanilla, you will wonder if what you grew really is a crabapple tree. Don't worry--it is! Some even say that the Chestnut Crabapple taste like, well... chestnuts.

Chestnut Crab Apples are slightly yellow to soft red fruit that can be munched on while you work in the yard or cooked into jams, pies, or preserves.

While these crabapples barely grow larger than two inches in diameter, they offer just as much flavor as some of the best apple varieties! And their petite size makes them perfect for the kids or as a tabletop bowl of adorable apples in early September as they ripen and become ready to pick.

Not only does the Chestnut Crabapple Tree produce great fruit on its own, but it helps your apple trees produce more fruit than you can imagine. Pair yours with a Honeycrisp, Cortland, or Liberty for a bumper crop.

Treat yourself to the best apples by planting your Chestnut Crabapple with several of these happy pollinators. Don't have a lot of yards to give up? Put two in one hole. The Chestnut Crabapple loves full sun and well-drained soil. It makes a great addition to the front, backyard, or other apple varieties grouped on the side of your house.

If you need a great pollinator, why not choose one that comes with its own tasty crop? The Chestnut Crabapple earns its spot in your garden with sweet apples, high pollination abilities, and lovely smaller-tree form. Order yours today!

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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Shipping Rates

At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.

From To S&H
0 - 19.99 14.95
20 - 49.99 17.95
50 - 69.99 19.95
70 - 99.99 24.95
100 - 129.99 29.95
130 - 130+ Approx 25%

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Chestnut Crabapple Tree Is Suited to Grow in Zones 2-7
Growing Zones 2-7
More Information
Botanical Name Malus 'Chestnut'
Type Deciduous
Mature Height 25 feet
Mature Spread 15 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Type Well Drained
Moisture Medium
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color White
Foliage Color Green
Fall Color Yellow
Harvest Time Early Season
Pollinator Friendly Yes
When To Prune When Dormant
Fragrant Yes