Auburn Homestead Chestnut Tree

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Consistent producer. Bears medium-to-large nuts with sweet flavor and firm texture. Nuts are best enjoyed cooked (often roasted) in pastries, stuffing, and traditional holiday dishes. Averages 30 nuts per pound. Resistant to gall wasps. Originates from Auburn, Alabama. Chinese chestnut. Disease-resistant to chestnut blight. Cold-hardy. Ripens in late-September. For proper pollination, plant two selected seedlings or a grafted chestnut variety.

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Bloom Color White
Fruit Color Brown
Fruit Size Medium - Large
Ripens/Harvest September/october
Shade/Sun Full Sun
Soil Composition Loamy
Soil Moisture Well Drained
Soil pH Level 5.5 - 6.5
Taste Sweet
Texture Firm
Years to Bear 3 - 4
Zone Range 4 - 9

Zone Compatibility

This Variety's Zone Range 4 - 9
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This variety requires another one for adequate pollination.

Cross-pollination by a different variety is key to its growing and bearing success. Plant one of these varieties within 100' for best 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

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