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About the Mossbarger Chestnut Tree

Grow your own chestnuts with a reliable producer like Mossbarger!

Originating from Kentucky, in 1983, the Mossbarger is a tried-and-true variety. The Mossbarger Chestnut tree produces large, sweet nuts that ripen early to midseason. Mossbarger is known for its consistently large crops. This hybrid is very productive and produces high-quality nuts ideal for roasting or grinding into gluten-free flour. They can also be stored in the freezer for long-term storage.

Chestnuts are a fast-growing perennial tree that produces a delicious, sweet-tasting nut high in complex carbohydrates. These native trees are now cultivated and bred for blight resistance, allowing landowners to add a reliable source of nuts to their property. Chestnut trees grow large and are easy to maintain once established.

For proper pollination, plant two seedlings or a grafted chestnut variety.

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Fruit Color Brown
Fruit Size Large
Shade/Sun Full Sun
Soil Composition Loamy
Soil Moisture Well Drained
Soil pH Level 5.5 - 6.5
Taste Sweet
Years to Bear 3 - 5
Zone Range 5 - 9

Size & Spacing

Mature Size

When your tree matures, it will be approximately 40 - 60' tall x 40 - 60' wide.

Recommended Spacing

We recommend spacing these trees 40 - 60' apart to ensure room for growth.

Zone Compatibility

This Variety's Zone Range 5 - 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 compatibility range of this variety before ordering.


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

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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