During Winter and some early Spring shipments, some of the plant materials in this shipment are DORMANT.
This means that even though they have no green top growth, they will grow from dormant buds when temperatures are right. For many perennials, This 'rest period' is ESSENTIAL to good flowering performance in the upcoming season. During Summer/Winter months shipping might be delayed as we only will be shipping on days that we know it wonít harm the plant(s). Monday through Thursday
Since then, teams of horticulturists have worked hard to bring back the American Chestnut tree... but with improved disease resistance.
It worked. The new American Chestnut is even better than the original. It's easier to grow, but still gives you rich, flavorful chestnuts in the fall.
A mature tree can reach 70 feet and spread 50 feet or more.
The fruit is formed on drooping, yellow catkins that form feathery masses in late spring. Plant several chestnuts near each other to pollinate for fruit.
Trees usually start bearing the fuzzy fruit pods in 2-3 years when planted in full sun.
I use roasted chestnuts as a complement to vegetables, in a classic Thanksgiving stuffing, or as a snack all by themselves. But I get the most pleasure on a crisp fall day collecting chestnuts, and memories, with my children.
Mature Height: 70 ft. Mature Width: 50 ft. Sunlight: Full - Partial Soil Conditions: Adaptable Drought Tolerance: Moderate Botanical Name: Castanea dentata Size at Shipping: 8-14''