Colossal Seedling Chestnut


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Colossal Seedling Chestnut is a large, sweet nuts peel easily from hull, and delicious for roasting. Colossal Chestnut is thought to be a hybrid of Asian and European chestnuts. The Colossal Chestnut was first recognized by Felix Gillet in Northern California in the early 1900's.  Large spreading tree, and reportedly resistant to Chestnut blight. Plant two or more for cross-pollination. Needs well drained soil to survive.

Growing Considerations for Colossal Seedling Chestnut

USDA Zones: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

Heirloom: Yes

Bloom Period: Very Late

Harvest Period: Very Late

Storage: 1-2 months

Low Chill: Yes

Origin Date: 1900`s

Pollination Requirement: Requires different variety with same bloom period

Years to Bear: 2-5 years

Mature Size: 30-60 ft.

Shape when Shipped: Feathered and whips (few side branching)

Rootstock: Standard

Water Requierments: 12-15 gallons per week May through Sept.

Recommended Spacing: 25-40 ft.

Size supplied when shipped: 1/2 to 3/4 inch caliper*;  Trees range from 4-8 ft. in our field and trimmed to 4 to 5 ft. when shipped. Our young two year trees are most often feathered (side limbs).


*As noted by University of California Scientists and other qualified professionals the most successful trees often have caliper from 1/2" to 5/8" and usually establish faster than smaller and larger planting stock.

Shipping Note:  Our fruit trees and berries are delivered to you bareroot during their winter dormancy from January through May depending on USDA zone. Trees are shipped with your invoice and helpful planting directions. There is no minimum quantity required but shipping rate for an individual tree is expensive since UPS/Fed Ex charge a dimensional weight and an additional handling fee to ship a tree. You'll find it's cost effective to consider a handful of trees,vines or our helpful Tree Starter Kits.

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This product was added to our catalog on Tuesday 30 November, 1999.