1606 N 600 Rd, Baldwin City, 66006
785.594.2966

chestnut

Castanea mollissima

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Hardiness:
Zone 4 – 8
Mature Height:
40-60’
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As the American chestnut succumbs to disease, the blight-resistant Chinese chestnut is gaining popularity. Trees grow 30-60’ tall and 20-40’ across at a slow to medium rate.

Plant two trees to ensure pollination. Trees grown from seed will begin to produce nuts around age 7-8 years. Harvest in mid-late September to October.

Superior production and above average nut size provides enough food to share with wildlife including game birds and nectar for hummingbirds.