Chinese Chestnut

$7.95

$7.95

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Chinese Chestnut

(7 customer reviews)

$7.95

Chinese Chestnut (Castanea mollissima) trees are highly productive, very blight resistant, and have reliable yearly crops of starchy sweet nuts. Chestnuts can be eaten raw (refreshing sweat and crunchy) or roasted. Chestnuts make a great wildlife tree or food plot tree that deer love because of its high carbohydrate content and low tannins found in acorns.

These Chinese chestnut seedlings are from named cultivars such as Qing, Peach, Kohr, Gideon, Perry, Payne, Sleeping Giant, Hong Kong, AU-Homestead, Kintzel, Szego, Ace, Mossbarger, and Luvall’s Monster.

Ships Mar-Apr 2022 based on the map below
12-18″ bare-root seedling

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Description

Chinese Chestnut (Castanea mollissima) trees are highly productive, very blight resistant, and have reliable yearly crops of starchy sweet nuts. Chestnuts can be eaten raw (refreshing sweat and crunchy) or roasted. Chestnuts make a great wildlife tree or food plot tree that deer love because of its high carbohydrate content and low tannins found in acorns.

These Chinese chestnut seedlings are from named cultivars such as Qing, Peach, Kohr, Gideon, Perry, Payne, Sleeping Giant, Hong Kong, AU-Homestead, Kintzel, Szego, Ace, Mossbarger, and Luvall’s Monster.

Characteristics

Pollination: Chestnuts are primarily wind pollinated so at least two varieties are seedlings should be planted within 50 ft of each other.
Size: 30-40′ x 30-40′
Disease: Resistant to Chestnut blight.
Ripening Date: Nuts will ripen from September to October depending on climate. Some nuts will fall free of the burr and some will require a little encouragement with the heel of your shoe.
Years to Bear 4-7
Taste: Sweet Mild

Growing Conditions

USDA Zone: 4,5,6,7,8,9
Spacing: 40′
Soil Type: Acidic well drained soil. If planted on flat wet ground consider planting on a mound.
Soil PH: 5.5-6.5

Additional information

Weight1 lbs
Dimensions58 × 1 × 1 in
Hardiness Zone

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7 reviews for Chinese Chestnut

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  1. James Herring (Verified Customer)

    We received 5 bare root Chinese chestnut trees that are almost 30” tall from the root to the top of the tree. This is larger than what I was expecting so I am very please.
    They were packaged very well so no damage during shipping.
    Thanks Derek and crew for a great product!

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  2. Daniel A. (Verified Customer)

    Healthy roots and trunk looked viable.

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  3. Ann S. (Verified Customer)

    The trees arrived with a great root system looking good.

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  4. Clint S. (Verified Customer)

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  5. Cliff C. (Verified Customer)

    Best trees that I have received great job you guys are great

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  6. Jim S. (Verified Customer)

    Most of them were larger than I expected. They arrived two days after shipping notice and the roots were moist when I opened the package two days after arrival. I soaked the roots and planted them. I would buy again.

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  7. Kelden (Verified Customer)

    Looked better than the bare root trees I bought this year from the state nursery! Happy to add that all the chestnut trees are leafing out. Thank you Food Forest nursery, and keep it up!

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