Small round pinkish-striped fruit ripens in mid-September in central Maine. Its size makes it considered a crab but it is definitely suitable for the kitchen and the lunch box. Excellent pickling and good-to-excellent fresh eating. In a good year the fruit can be better than Chestnut if that’s possible to believe. Intense and incredibly sweet.
One year at the Common Ground Fair, Whitney beat out Cox’s Orange Pippin and Chestnut in our taste test. The fruit looks similar to Chestnut, but may be a little more pink. Eat it or can it up quickly because it doesn’t keep long.
Hardy, vigorous, heavy bearing. Blooms pink and white, early to midseason. Z3.
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