Whitney Crab Apple


Eating crab.

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A crabapple, but a fair sized one and good for fresh eating. Deep to purple and larger than a golf-ball. At least dates to 1869. Originated in Grove, Illinois by A R Whitney. This is an extremely cold hardy variety, probably to zone 2. The fruit ripens in late summer in the north. 600 hours of chilling required. Some literature says it is a multicolored fruit, but ours have always reddened up here in Walden. It is noteworthy that this is another of the precocious cultivars, bearing fruit in just a few years under good management. Tree is smaller in stature than most under normal soil conditions. Ok keeper for an earlier apple, but not a storage apple.