Large spreading majestic trees are beautiful in the landscape and productive of sweet meaty nuts. Hardy, long lived, and drought tolerant, Chestnuts have been grown and harvested for centuries by many peoples and cultures. The nuts are roasted as a gourmet treat, added to stuffing, ground and baked into breads, and u... (continued below)
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Chestnuts (Castenea spp.)
Chestnuts (Castenea spp.)
Available Fall 2006
Large spreading majestic trees are beautiful in the landscape and productive of sweet meaty nuts. Hardy, long lived, and drought tolerant, Chestnuts have been grown and harvested for centuries by many peoples and cultures. The nuts are roasted as a gourmet treat, added to stuffing, ground and baked into breads, and used as animal feed. A mature tree can produce up to 200 pounds of nuts! Trees bloom late and are reliable producers of nuts that are held in a spiny husk protecting them from squirrels. When ripe they drop to ground, often falling free of the husks. They grow well in most soil types as long as well drained. Some varieties are pollen sterile and need a pollinator. Zones 5-9.
A cross of American Chestnut and Chinese Chestnut combining the fast vigorous upright growth of the American and blight resistance of the Chinese. Sweet high quality nuts in the fall. Bred from the gene pool of the Douglas types that were originally from
These seedling trees are productive of medium-large size good quality nuts. Native to China and Korea they typically grow about 30 to 50 feet tall with a spreading rounded crown.Good resistance to chestnut blight and is used extensively in cross-breeding
Very productive of large, sweet nuts that fall free of husks making them easy to harvest. Medium large beautiful spreading trees are blight resistant, early ripening and reliable. One of the best! Pollen sterile, Nevada is the recommended pollinator.
Seedlings from our own grafted Colossal trees make a beautiful long lived and productive tree. Nuts most likely will not be as large and abundant as our grafted Colossal, but will still have the high quality and flavor of their parent. Also makes a good r
From mature groves planted by early homesteaders here in our hometown of Orleans. Very productive of medium size nuts that have an excellent sweet flavor. Makes a large, healthy and beautiful long lived tree. Not resistant to chestnut blight, but highly r
Very large easy to peel nut has great flavor and texture making it excellent for fresh eating. A complex cross of Japanese, Chinese and European chestnuts, Szego ripens its nuts mid season and fall free from the burr. While full testing hasn't been done i