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Eaton Chestnut

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Description

Grow healthy, low-fat chestnuts! Tree resembles Chinese chestnut trees with ornamental, glossy leaves. Attractive white catkins bloom in spring. Medium- to large-size nuts have excellent flavor and sweetness. Taste is comparable to American chestnuts. Averages more than 30 nuts per pound. Keeps well. Originates from Connecticut. Hybrid chestnut. Disease-resistant to chestnut blight. Cold-hardy. Ripens in late September. For proper pollination, plant two selected seedlings or a grafted chestnut variety.

Characteristics

Bloom Color White
Fruit Color Brown
Fruit Size Medium - Large
Pollination Pollinator Needed
Ripens/Harvest Late September
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
My Hardiness Zone ?
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 30 - 40' tall x 30 - 40' wide.

Recommended Spacing

We recommend spacing these trees 40 - 50' 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.

Shipping Information

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1 Year Warranty

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Questions & Answers

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If I plant two Eaton Chestnuts, will they be able to pollinate each other, or do I need the second tree to be from a different variety?
Michelle W on Sep 9, 2016
I am in a growing zone 5B and I have been warned that Chestnuts grow in similar regions to peaches. Should I be worried about winter damage with this variety? Any and all advice would be greatly appreciated.
Trevor H on Jul 21, 2016
BEST ANSWER: This variety is recommended to grow in zone 4, so it should be able to withstand typical winters in your zone. Chestnut trees, like other fruit and nut trees, may be sensitive to late spring frosts when they are blooming, so try to select a planting site that is not prone to frost pockets (like higher ground) and you can help avoid some frost issues.

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Trees are looking good
I bought 2 Eaton selects in 2015. After one year they are growing nicely and have good foliage. I am also very happy with Stark Bros customer service. They replaced two trees (not the Eaton selects) that did not survive - free of charge. I will buy more chestnut trees from Stark Bros in 2017.
May 30, 2016
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Very slow growth
The third season and still a twig. It might take five more years to reach 10 feet
May 13, 2017
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Eaton Chestnut
Seedling arrived with stress in lower stem It was planted with support and survived the season. This spring it was dead. I'm still hoping for a sucker from the root, but doubtful. Eaton is a good variety.

At 80, I'm a little old to replant.

Respectfully, Jon Royer
May 17, 2017
Purchased
over 2 years ago
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