Chestnuts are beautiful, large spreading, nut trees.
They feature long, tropical looking, glossy green foliage and showy
cascades of fragrant, yellow male catkins.
fall you can harvest abundant crops of sweet and nutritious nuts encased
in unique, spiny, golden brown balls. Unique among nuts, chestnuts are
high in starch and are delicious roasted or boiled. If you do not eat your
nuts shortly after harvest, it is best to refrigerate them in plastic bags
to keep them from drying out.
- Size at Maturity: 25-30
ft. in height
- Pollination: Plant at
least two trees for nut production.
- Pests & Diseases:
Chestnuts do not suffer from pest or disease problems in the Northwest.
- Hardiness: Chestnuts are
hardy to approx. minus 25°F
- Bearing Age: 3-4 years
- Bloom Time: June
- Ripening Time: Late
- Yield: 50+ lbs.
- USDA Zone: 4
We have planted a variety of chestnut called 'Colossal'.
They are a hybrid of Japanese and European chestnuts and are reportedly
resistant to Chestnut Blight, a serious disease of Chestnuts in Eastern
Additionally, we are growing out some trees from an
orchard in Northern California that our Grandmother sent us.
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