(Improved variety) seedling Chinese Chestnut

(Castanea mollisima)

Full to Part Sun. Spreading growth, height 30-50′, plant two for pollination

Seedlings from improved varieties.  These beautiful spreading trees produce loads of large nuts at a younger age than most nut trees.  Leaves glossy green.  Beware the husks which are incredibly spiny (like a sea urchin), use gloves to get out any nuts that don’t drop free.  But slice a cross in the hull, roast over a fire, peel and dip in melted butter—you’ll have a treat that will warm you up quick on cool fall/winter evenings!  Unique for their starchiness amongst nuts—a tree-based carbohydrate source.  Immune to chestnut blight.  Prefers acidic soils—never put lime around a chestnut tree!  Plant two for pollination.  Full to part sun; Zone 4-8.  Height 30-50’ . .

3″ pots $4, Quart pots $8, Gallon* pots $16

Plants are rarely available in ALL sizes listed, and availability of plants varies from day to day. Please call before you come to check availability.