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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

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

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