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Qing Chestnut

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Description

Vigorous and consistently productive. Spreading growth habit makes for an attractive shade tree in the landscape. Attractive white catkins in spring followed by numerous chestnut-containing burs. Shucks split open when nuts are ripe, containing 1-3 dark brown nuts. Averages 20-30 nuts per pound. Peels easily and has sweet flavor. Stores well. Known-parent seedling. Chinese chestnut. Disease-resistant to chestnut blight. Cold-hardy. Ripens in October. For proper pollination, plant two selected seedlings or a grafted chestnut variety.

Characteristics

Bloom Color White
Fruit Color Brown
Fruit Size Large
Pollination Pollinator Needed
Ripens/Harvest 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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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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Questions & Answers

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Does these nuts have a hard and thick shell?
David B on Jul 22, 2017

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Have had this in the ground and all is well. Plant arrived happy and healthy and is doing well through this Spring. Had to cage them as the deer will browse and horn them. Hopefully in a few years it will be bearing well. Just like my other trees from Stark. Am a real fan of the rooted in soil trees from Stark.
May 6, 2017
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