Chestnut Chinese Seedling | Zones 4-9

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April 25th - May 3rd

Ships to you bare-root, ready to plant, and professionally pruned. 

Chinese Chestnut Seedling of Castanea mollissima

This chestnut from China is highly resistant to chestnut blight.

Bristly, apple-size burrs contain 3-7 medium to large, meaty, crisp nuts. Delicious roasted!

Slightly larger, but not quite as sweet as American Chestnut.

Low branched, round 40′ tree at maturity.

Bears in 3-5 years, life span is 30-80 years.

Self-pollinating, but produces better if cross-pollinated with another tree.

Prefers acidic, well-drained loamy soil. Ripens mid-late September. A good replacement for blight stricken American Chestnut.

Hardy in Zones 4-9

2-3′ bare root seedling

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April 27th - May 15th