Scarification: Soak in water, let stand in water for 24 hours
Stratification: cold stratify for 60 days
Germination: sow seed 1" deep, keep moist, mulch the seed bed
Looking for a delicious, blight-resistant tree to add to your landscape? Look no further than the Dunstan Chestnut! Once an important hardwood timber tree, the American chestnut is highly susceptible to chestnut blight. But fear not, this rapidly growing deciduous hardwood tree produces the sweetest seeds of any species in its genus and can even produce a delicious oil. The chestnuts are also a prolific bearer of nuts, usually with three nuts enclosed in each spiny green burr and lined in tan velvet. The Dunstan Chestnut is hardy to zone 4 and can grow in a variety of soil types, from sandy to heavy clay. It prefers acid and neutral soils and can even grow in very acid soils. Plus, it requires dry or moist soil and can tolerate drought. Not only is it a great addition to any landscape, but it also provides important fall mast for wildlife such as White-tailed Deer, Wild Turkey, and Black Bears. Don't miss out on the opportunity to add this amazing blight-resistant and delicious tree to your yard!