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Silver Creek Nursery

Sweet Chestnut Seedling

Sweet Chestnut Seedling

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

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

Height not including roots: 30-40cm

Shipping vs. Pick Up

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Shipping: Every year we ship thousands of trees across Canada (except BC due to CFIA regulations). We carefully bag roots in damp sawdust, then box them and send them out via courrier. CLICK HERE to see our shipping policy.

Pick-up: We also have thousands of trees picked up from our nursery each year. The pick-up options is free, though you must wait until you have been emailed a confirmation that your order is ready to pick up, which will have further information such as hours, locations, etc. We really appreciate if you can make an appointment to pick up, then we can be as organized as possible during our busy season.

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