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Castanea mollissima

Chinese Chestnut

  • Castanea mollissima

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Growing Info

Scarification: Soak in water, let stand in water for 24 hours
Stratification: cold stratify for 60 days
Germination: sow 1-2" deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed

Other: can be fall sown without stratification. 

Castanea mollissima, also known as Chinese Chestnut, is a highly valued tree native to China, Korea, and Taiwan. It can fruit in just 5-7 years from seed, producing yields of 50-130 lbs per tree. The nuts are edible, with a sweet and delicious taste, making them an excellent staple food. Chinese Chestnuts are also a great source of nutrition, containing protein, vitamins, and minerals. What’s unique about this species is its resistance to chestnut blight, making it a better option than other species of chestnut. The tree also provides a significant food source for wildlife. The Chinese Chestnut is easy to cultivate and prefers full sun and acidic, loamy soil. Get your hands on this highly valued tree and enjoy the delicious nuts it produces.

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