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Homestead Chinese Chestnuts, various brown shelled chestnuts on a brown leaves

A VIGOROUS TREE WITH SWEET CHESTNUTS

FEATURES:

  • In late spring, white, fragrant catkins emerge before morphing into chestnut burs
  • Dark green and glossy foliage turns bright red, yellow, and orange in fall
  • Produces sweet chestnuts that are ideal for baking and cooking
  • Two trees are needed to ensure proper cross pollination for fruit production
  • Disease resistant and cold hardy
  • Chestnuts are well loved by native wildlife
  • Hand selected fresh from our grower
  • Ships in a plant-safe designed box

Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 4-8
  • Mature Height: 40-60' tall
  • Mature Width: 40-60' wide
  • Exposure: Full Sun
  • Spacing: 50-60' apart

Homestead Chinese Chestnut Treeling

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Castanea mollissima 'Homestead'

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A VIGOROUS TREE WITH SWEET CHESTNUTS

FEATURES:

  • In late spring, white, fragrant catkins emerge before morphing into chestnut burs
  • Dark green and glossy foliage turns bright red, yellow, and orange in fall
  • Produces sweet chestnuts that are ideal for baking and cooking
  • Two trees are needed to ensure proper cross pollination for fruit production
  • Disease resistant and cold hardy
  • Chestnuts are well loved by native wildlife
  • Hand selected fresh from our grower
  • Ships in a plant-safe designed box

Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 4-8
  • Mature Height: 40-60' tall
  • Mature Width: 40-60' wide
  • Exposure: Full Sun
  • Spacing: 50-60' apart

Why plant Homestead Chinese Chestnut Treeling?

High disease resistance. Outstanding vigor. Uniform growth. Need we say more? The Homestead Chestnut is a grafted variety of Chinese Chestnut that comes to us from the Bond Selection Orchards out of Mexico, Missouri - an orchard created by Missouri Senator Kit Bond in order to grow and select new varieties of Chestnuts that 'check' all of those boxes! These mid-season, medium-sized Chestnuts (30-40 per pound) bring you a sweet flavor but a firm texture - perfect for adding to your baked goods or main dishes. If you're looking for a 'low maintenance' Chestnut to add to your home orchard, look no further - the Homestead should have a home in yours!

Our chestnuts are not GMO, Genetically Modified Organisms, which are created in a laboratory. 

Hailing from the city of Auburn, Alabama, this Chinese chestnut hybrid variety is here to continue chestnut growing in American. In the early days of the United States, millions of American Chestnut Trees grew across the land, from Michigan to Maine and south to Mississippi and northwestern Florida. The largest specimens were over 100 feet tall and had trunks 12 feet thick. The durable wood supplied people with the material to make furniture, railway ties, and utility poles. Then, in 1904, a deadly Chestnut blight from China appeared at the Bronx Zoo. By the time Nat King Cole was singing about roasting chestnuts in 1946, most of the country’s Chestnut Trees had fallen victim. We offer seedlings from mature, surviving Chestnut Trees in northwestern Illinois in an effort to help get this glorious species reestablished!

How to use Homestead Chinese Chestnut Treeling in the landscape?

A chestnut that you'll want to bring home for sure! Homestead makes itself right at home as being one of the best chestnuts to add to your favorite cooked dish. With the sweet flavors and firm flesh that ripen in late September, you'll want to add Homestead chestnuts to all of your dishes. A cold-hardy and chestnut blight-resistant Chinese chestnut, you really cannot go wrong with planting Homestead. To ensure that pollination is executed correctly, plant two grafted chestnut varieties for a successful chestnut harvest.

Planting Zones

Hardiness Zone: 4-8

How To Plant Homestead Chinese Chestnut Treeling

Homestead Chestnut appreciates good, rich, moist, well-drained soil and plenty of sunshine. Provide regular irrigation. Chestnuts are encased in prickly, sea urchin-like pods, so you’ll want to keep this tree away from patios, pools, sidewalks, and other places where bare feet may wander. In rural areas, semi-wild spaces are ideal, as local wildlife like turkeys, jays, and grouse will love to share in the bounty. Before planting, check with your local extension office about the presence of Chestnut blight in your area and the feasibility of planting Chestnuts on your property.

How Does Shipping Work?

Size Small, Medium, and Large plants (our Treelings, Shrubs, Bushes, and Perennials) will be shipped directly to your home by a common carrier. Ships in a plant-safe designed box within 4-7 business days.

How Does Sizing Work?

The size of our trees have nothing to do with the container size like you may find elsewhere–big doesn't mean just height - it’s also vigor, age, and overall health.. Other online retailers are going to tell you that a plant is a seven gallon, that means nothing to your tree or plant (or you.)

Our trees for sale online are graded on large, x-large, and even bigger sizes. This is because our trees are sized by their age—the higher the letter, the more mature the tree. The age determines the trees’ overall height, size of the trunk and the overall branch density.

All of these characteristics are what you should be looking for when choosing a tree for immediate impact and instant curb appeal. Our extra-large tree and plant sizes are sure to wow you and your neighbors!

See the size guides below.

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Size 4XL D Trees Size 3XL C Trees Size 2XL B Trees Size XL A Trees Size LARGE AA Trees

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