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Colossal Chestnut

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Sweet flavor and smooth texture. This hearty variety produces large nuts — 14-18 per pound! Originates from Nevada City, CA. Introduced in 1925. Hybrid chestnut. Cold-hardy. Ripens in mid to late September. Best pollinator: any other chestnut variety.


Pollination Pollinator Needed
Ripens/Harvest Mid-late September
Shade/Sun Full Sun
Soil Composition Loamy
Soil Moisture Well Drained
Taste Sweet And Mellow
Texture Smooth
Years to Bear 3 - 5
Zone Range 4 - 8

Zone Compatibility

This Variety's Zone Range 4 - 8
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The USDA hardiness zones offer a guide to varieties that will grow well in certain climates. Each zone corresponds to the minimum winter temperatures experienced in a given area. Make sure that your hardiness zone lies within the zone compatability range of this variety before ordering.

Size & Spacing

Shipped Size

Trees ship 1-2' tall in a 4x4x10" EZ Start® pot. SELECT trees ship 3-4' tall in a 4x4x10" EZ Start® pot.

Mature Size

When your tree matures, it will be approximately 25-30' tall x 30-35' wide.

Recommended Spacing

We recommend spacing these trees 30-35' apart to ensure room for growth.

Pollination Requirements

This variety requires another one for adequate pollination.

Cross-pollination by a different variety is key to its growing and bearing success. Our experts recommend planting one of the following within 50' for optimum pollination.

Tools & Supplies

Having the proper tools and supplies when growing your own can make the difference between a good harvest and a great harvest! Here's a list that our experts recommend for this variety.

Planting & Care

Learn all about how to grow chestnut trees in The Growing Guide. An entire section of our website dedicated to your growing success.

Shipping Information

Estimated Delivery Date

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Shipping Restrictions

Agricultural regulations prohibit shipment of certain types of trees and plants. We do our best to provide a selection that gives everyone a chance to grow their own. This item cannot be shipped to all of CA, FL, LA, OR, and WA.

Our Promise of Satisfaction

1 Year Warranty

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