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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. Pollen sterile. For proper pollination, plant two or more Chestnut Seedling Pollinators or other chestnut varieties.


Bloom Color Cream, White
Fruit Color Brown
Fruit Size Large
Pollination Pollinator Needed
Ripens/Harvest Mid-late September
Shade/Sun Full Sun
Soil Composition Loamy
Soil Moisture Well Drained
Soil pH Level 5.5 - 6.5
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

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.

Recommended Pollinators

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.

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Questions & Answers

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is it resistant to chestnut disease like american chestnut blight?
Fred D on Oct 16, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Colossal is an American chestnut, which is not blight-resistant. This Chinese Chestnut is resistant:

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