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Out of Season Superior Chinese Chestnut Tree

Superior Chinese Chestnut Tree

Blight Resistant, Very Productive

If you've never tried Chinese chestnuts before, you are in for a treat! Nuts are large, meaty, crisp and sweet. An exceptionally delicate flavor emerges when roasted or used in traditional stuffing. This handsome tree has dark green glossy foliage, thrives in many types of soil and grows 40-60 ft. at maturity. Highly resistant to chestnut blight, sets 75-100 pounds of nuts per season. Plant two for pollination.
  • Zone 4 - 8 (-20° F.).
  • Height 40 - 60 feet.
  • Shade Required Full sun.

Plants are not available in AE AK CA FL GU HI OR PR WA



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  • Botanical Name: Castanea mollissima
  • Height: 40 - 60 feet.
  • Spacing: 30 - 50 feet.
  • Depth: Same as in the nursery.
  • Spread: 40 feet.
  • Sun/Shade: Full sun.
  • Pollinator: Plant two or more trees for best pollination.
  • Yield: Approximately 30 - 50 pounds at maturity.
  • Color: White.
  • Foliage: Shiny green foliage turning to yellow to bronze in Fall.
  • Blooms: June.
  • Fruit: Apple size burrs with sharp bristles; contain 3 - 7 nuts.
  • Form: Deciduous. Rounded.
  • Flower Form: Size: 4 - 5 panicles. Not showy; catkins, unpleasant odor.
  • Soil Requirements: Acidic, well-drained, sandy loam soil, pH should be 5.5 - 6.5.
  • Growth Rate: Slow to medium growth rate.
  • Comments: Medium to large, meaty, crisp nuts. Resistant to chestnut blight. Adapts to less than ideal conditions. Plant in groups of 2 or more for proper cross-pollination. Slow to establish but grows quickly once it's established. Performs well in hot, dry climates. Responds well to fertilization. Not available in AE, AK, CA, FL, GU, HI, OR, PR, WA.

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