Permaculture and Food Forest Nursery - Howland, Maine
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Chinese Chestnut (Castanea mollissima) Plants

$ 6.00

Likes acidic, rich well-drained, sandy loam soil, consistently moist

12-18"

Blight resistant, superior production

2 needed for good pollination

Chestnuts ripen in September.  These are attractive, fast growing trees.  The Chinese chestnut is larger than it's American counterpart.  Its sweeter too.  Grafting a scion from a mature tree will speed the nut bearing production and aid in more thorough pollination. Choose your site carefully as these will develop into very large trees. 

Space 25 feet apart for nut production or 12 feet apart for timber use.  

Sun

Part Sun

pH 4.5-6.5 (acidic)

Moist Soil

Zone 4-8

Nut Bearing

 

 

 

 



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