Category Archives: Chestnut Trees

CHESTNUT (Castanea mollissima and hybrid)

Chestnuts love acid soil and should never be limed unless a severe deficiency of calcium is suspected.  Alkaline soils should probably be acidified to insure establishing transplants. Chestnuts show the most potential as annual nut producers of all the nut tree species. This is because their late flowering enables them to escape spring frosts and early fall maturing allows for annual crops. Nuts are contained in squirrel-proof burrs until they ripe and fall to the ground. All varieties have sweet  nuts superior to European chestnuts often available at grocery stores. Trees generally reach 35'-40' high
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