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.

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Characteristics

Bloom Color White
Fruit Color Brown
Fruit Size Large
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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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.

Pollination

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 50' 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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