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Out of Season Chinese Superior Chestnut Tree
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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.

NOTE: We are unable to ship our trees to PO Boxes at this time.

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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
  • Foliage: Shiny green foliage turning to yellow to bronze in Fall.
  • Blooms: June
  • Fruit: Apple size burrs with sharp bristles; contain 3 - 7 nuts.
  • Zone: 4 - 8 (-20° F.).
  • 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.

Shipping

Most times, orders having items with different shipping schedules are held in full until the entire order is ready to ship based on your grow zone.

Plants will be shipped at the proper planting time for your area of the country using the shipping timeframes outlined below. We continually monitor weather conditions for extreme hot or cold and adjust shipping schedules as needed. Due to hot weather conditions, we are unable to ship most plant items in July and August.

2019 Spring Shipping Schedule
ZONE Large Bareroots, Trees & Shrubs
1A-4A 5/5/19 - 6/21/19
4B 5/5/19 - 6/21/19
5A 4/1/19 - 6/21/19
5B 3/18/19 - 6/21/19
6A 3/11/19 - 6/21/19
6B 3/4/19 - 6/21/19
7A 2/25/19 - 6/21/19
7B 2/25/19 - 6/21/19
8A & B 2/19/19 - 6/21/19
9A & B 2/19/19 - 6/21/19
10A & B 2/11/19 - 6/21/19
Last Order Date 1A-7B: 6/17/19
8A-10B: 6/3/19

Additional Shipping Notes:

The type of product you order or the weather in our area to yours may affect the anticipated shipping schedule, shifting earlier or later, depending.

Trees and shrubs are kept in the nursery row until full dormant for optimum stress protection.

In all cases, we choose the fastest, most efficient way to send your orders via the U.S. Postal Service or FedEx. Large orders or large items may be shipped to you in multiple packages.

Sorry, we cannot ship products to Hawaii, Alaska, APO/FPO or outside the contiguous United States. Please provide a street address as some products are unable to be delivered to Post Office boxes.

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