Chinese chestnuts are a favorite nut tree to plant in the United States, because of the early production of nuts, the sweetest flavored chestnut and a Cold Hardiness in almost every State. The Chinese chestnut tree bears sweetly flavored nuts every year, usually beginning in the second year of planting, and there are very few pests or soil problems known to interfere with producing chestnuts every year. The biggest problem with growing chestnuts is to pick them up before the wildlife get them.
Chinese Chestnut Trees
Colossal Chestnut Trees
Planting an American Chestnut Tree
The green chestnut burr is sticky and prevents wildlife from taking the chestnut crop off the tree before it is ripe.
The Colossal Chesnut can grow as large as a Lemon and is delicious to eat when roasted and peeled.
Great intrest has developed in replanting forests of the native American Chestnut tree. Intercrossing American Chestnuts with other foreign chestnut species has created promising seedlings that are resistant to the chestnut blight that devastated early American native chestnut trees.