Castanea sativa

European Chestnut, Spanish Chestnut

Recalcitrant seeds need refrigeration. Since shipping times are out of our control, we are not liable for seed condition upon arrival.
  • Castanea sativa

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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

Castanea sativa, also known as the European Chestnut or Spanish Chestnut, is a versatile tree that has been cultivated for its delicious nuts and durable wood for centuries. It is a large deciduous tree that can grow up to 30 meters tall and prefers light, well-drained soil. The nuts of the Felix Gillet cultivar are dark brown and sweet, with a floury texture that makes them perfect for baking and cooking. The tree is also known for producing tannin-rich wood that is strong, durable, and resistant to outdoor use. Castanea sativa is an attractive tree that is noted for attracting wildlife and is widely cultivated for its edible seeds and wood. Whether you are looking to harvest chestnuts or use the wood for furniture-making, this versatile tree is sure to meet your needs.

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