Castanea sativa

var. Precoce Migoule

European Chestnut, Spanish Chestnut

Very suitable for northern climates, early ripening variety! Recalcitrant seeds need refrigeration. Since shipping times are out of our control, we are not liable for seed condition upon arrival.
  • Castanea sativa var. Precoce Migoule

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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, mulch the seed bed, can be sown outdoors in the fall for spring germination

Castanea sativa var. Precoce Migoule European Chestnut, also known as Spanish Chestnut, is a deciduous tree that can grow up to 30m tall with a trunk up to 2m in diameter. This variety ripens about 3 weeks after the Colossal variety and yields larger dark brown, sweet nuts that peel well. The seed is rich in carbohydrates and can be eaten raw or cooked. When cooked, it has a floury texture and a flavor similar to sweet potatoes. The seed can also be dried, ground, and used as a flour or coffee substitute. The wood may not be the strongest, but the tree is noted for attracting wildlife and tolerates maritime exposure. Castanea sativa is widely cultivated for its edible seeds and wood, and its leaves provide food for animals such as Lepidoptera. The tree responds well to coppicing and produces a good crop of tannin-rich wood every 12 to 30 years. The tannin renders the young growing wood durable and resistant to outdoor use, suitable for making posts, fencing, and furniture. In summary, Castanea sativa var. Precoce Migoule European Chestnut is a versatile tree that not only yields delicious and nutritious nuts but also offers a range of practical uses.

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