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Chinese Superior Chestnut Tree

Blight Resistant, Very Productive

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Chinese Superior Chestnut Tree

Blight Resistant, Very Productive

  • Medium to large meaty nuts
  • Highly resistant to chestnut blight
  • Grows 40-60 ft. tall
  • Rounded shape with shiny green foliage
  • Foliage turns yellow and bronze in fall
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.

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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.
  • Light Required: Full Sun
  • Pollinator: Plant two or more trees for best pollination.
  • Yield: Approximately 30 - 50 pounds at maturity.
  • Color: White
  • Size: 1- 1 1/2' Bareroot
  • Blooms: Early Summer, All Summer
  • Fruit: Apple size burrs with sharp bristles; contain 3 - 7 nuts.
  • Zone: 4-8
  • Form: Nut Tree, Nut, Tree, Chestnut
  • Flower Form: Size: 4 - 5 panicles. Not showy; catkins, unpleasant odor.
  • Soil Requirements: Acidic Soil, Loamy Soil, Sandy Soil
  • Growth Rate: Slow to medium growth rate.
  • Foliage: Shiny green foliage turning to yellow to bronze in Fall.
  • 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.

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