Grandpa's Choice™ Varieties
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Whitney Edible Crab. Crab apples are great pollinators!

Whitney Edible Crab. Crab apples are great pollinators!

Whitney Edible Crab Apple

Malus domestica 'Whitney Crab'

Whitney is a good quality edible crabapple that is fine for jelly or pickling. Medium size crabapples with red stripes over a yellow background. It picks late in August to early September. Very hardy.

Whitney Edible Crab Apple Pricing

Item # Description Price
464 Whitney Edible Crab Apple on Semi-Standard (M111) root, Extra Large 5/8" up caliper grade $23.99 Add Add to Cart
2485 Whitney Edible Crab Apple on Semi-Dwarf (M7) root, 2 year-Extra Large grade $26.99 Add Add to Cart


12-16 Feet



10-15 Feet

USDA Hardiness Zone 3-8


Malus domestica 'Whitney Crab'
Homeowner Growing and Maintenance Tips

Crabapples are usually quite tolerant of most apple diseases and make great pollinators too.


A Little History about Whitney Edible Crab Apple

When Grandpa was a kid he and his friends used to have crabapple fights! Grandma never let the grandkids fight with the Whitney's though, because they were destined for our favorite apple jelly.

Malus domestica 'Whitney Crab' Characteristics & Attributes

Bloom Character
Early blooming
Excellent pollinizer
Disease Resistance
Fire Blight Resistance
Scab resistance
Fruit Characteristics
Small fruited
Growth Rate/Habit
Very productive
Spreading habit
Average vigor
Early to bear
Harvest Period
Extended harvest
Late summer
Other Attributes
Very tart
Short shelf-life
Site Requirements
Full Sun
Frost Resistant
Very hardy
Skill Required
Average skill
Canning or freezing