Castanea sp.

 

One of our favorite trees to tend. They are often early bearers, sometimes flowering and fruiting after only 3 years in their final location, with full production beginning at around age 15-20. They are known for their delicious nuts, showy mid-summer blooms, and valuable wood.

 

The trees we grow come from healthy, fully mature trees selected for several different qualities: Nut flavor, size, lack of a clinging pellicle, and most importantly, blight resistance. We believe diversity is key for a healthy chestnut planting. For this reason, we have selected mother trees of varying genetic lineage, including Chinese, Japanese, European, and Chinese/American hybrid trees. If you order chestnut trees from us, you will receive a mix of healthy, blight resistant trees from any number of cultivars. Only our timber form trees and our hybrid trees are sold as specific varieties. We may try to offer more specific cultivars in coming years, but for now, we believe in getting as many chestnut trees as we can into the world regardless of their lineage. You can rest assured that