Allegheny Chinquapin Tree – Southern Native, Sweet Nuts!
Allegheny or Dwarf Chinquapin Castanea pumila are large shrubs to small trees, usually found growing dry sandy and rocky uplands and ridges mixed with oak and hickory. The Allegheny chinquapin is a prolific producer of small sweet nuts. Plant these and you’ll have to beat back the wildlife to get the crop! Seedling trees will take two to three years to begin bearing. Need two trees for pollination. Nuts ripens in September. Zones 5-9.