Introduced by A.E. Whitney of Franklin Grove, Illinois in 1869, the Whitney is considered to be a crabapple, which is simply an apple under 2″ in diameter.
While all crabs are edible, some are not very palatable; butyou’ll be pleasantly surprised by Whitney. We consider it to be a tasty fresh eating apple and think you’ll be wasting a real treat if you cook them. One year at Common Ground Fair, Whitney beat out Cox Orange Pippin and Chestnut in our taste test. We were amazed. The fruit looks similar to Chestnut but is a bit pinker. Some say Whitney is excellent for pickling so we have pickled a few jars that we haven't broken into yet. We can't imagine that they will be worth the effort since they are so good fresh.