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Sweet Chestnut Seedling
Sweet Chestnut Seedling

Sweet Chestnut Seedling

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Castanea sativa x mollissima. This tree has incredible potential as a truly sustainable food source for humans. High in vitamins and starch, the nuts can be used to make a flour food staple, or pressed for oil to be made into bio fuel. We grow a hybrid of Chinese (for blight resistance) and American (for cold hardiness), which reaches 15m tall.

For more inspiration and ideas in growing sweet chestnuts as a crop, we recommend this book: Restoration Agriculture: Real-World Permaculture for Farmers by Mark Shepard

Height including roots: one year seedling

Canadian Hardiness Zone: 5

Recommended Use: nuts for fresh eating, cooking, baking. Nuts ban be pressed for bio fuel as well

Ripens: November

Pollination: plant at least 2 for pollination

To Order for Spring 2021: orders for spring shipping or pick-up can be placed as early as December. If you wish to reserve anything before that time or have any questions, please email us: sales@silvercreeknursery.ca. We sell only apples and pears bareroot in the fall, as they are most winter hardy. Everything else (as well as apple and pear) is available in spring.