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Chinese Chestnut Seedling

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Hardy to Zone 5 Mature Ht 40 - 60 ft No Staking Required Needs 2 seedlings to pollinate
Castanea mollissima

Fruit & Nut Tree pre-ordering is now closed, Friends!
If you've placed your pre-order, pick-up weekend will be April 27 & 28, 2024 (from 10-2pm)!

So creamy and sweet, so nutritious and so abundant, have you tasted homegrown chestnuts before? Our friend Amanda brings us her chestnuts each fall, their abundance such a gift for our entire community. Renowned for the quality of their nuts, Chinese Chestnuts are fast growing and are heavy bearers luscious nuts generally larger than the American Chestnut. When mature, the Chinese Chestnut is a wider, branching tree than the American Chestnut, suitable for shade & for attaching swings. Chinese Chestnuts have shown good general resistance to Chestnut Blight, but resistance level is variable in seedlings. Fruition’s Chinese Chestnuts are 1-2 foot seedlings. And Friends, at least 2 seedlings are required to eventually produce nuts, but will also pollinate American and Japanese Chestnut species trees.

Please purchase trees & tree kits separately from non-tree items. Also on orders of 25+ trees, enjoy a 10% discount automatically applied to your cart!

New for all Fruit & Nut orders: Pre-order online & pick up your trees on April 27 & 28, 2024 from 10-2 pm. It's true, while we won't be shipping any tree orders this year, please join us for tree order pick up during Fruition’s fun-filled Fruit & Nut Tree Weekend at the farm in Naples, NY!

Final day to order Fruit & Nut Trees is April 14th

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Chinese Chestnut Growing Resources: We recommend the advice & experience shared by the Arnold Arboretum.

Fruit & Nut Growing Resources from Fruition & Beyond

General Fruit & Nut Tree Growing: 
Fruition’s current online tree growing resources are focused on Apple Trees however Pears, Plums, Peaches, Apricots and Cherries require much the same site choice, planting, and basic care considerations.

Fruition’s (Apple) Tree Growing Guide
Fruition’s Free Organic Orcharding Course
Fruition’s pre-recorded Fruit Q & Qs Webinar Library
New England Tree Fruit Management Guide
Cornell’s Guide to Growing Fruit at Home
Cornell’s Tree Fruit Resources 
all books by the late Michael Phillips

Apples:
All resources above and…
The Holistic Orchard and The Apple Grower are fabulous books by Michael Phillips.
Books listed on The Holistic Orchard Network
A Grower’s Guide to Organic Apples from Cornell

Elderberry: University of Vermont
Figs: Penn State Extension
Grapes: Cornell Cooperative Extension
Mulberry: Maine Organic Farmers & Gardeners Association
Pawpaws: Cornell Cooperative Extension
Chinese Chestnut: Arnold Arboretum
Hazelnut: CornellForestConnect
Northern Hardy Pecan: Society of Ontario Nut Growers

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