Chinese Chestnut- Blight Resistant Trees
When the Chestnut Blight hit the states in the early 1900’s, the Chinese chestnut Castanea mollissima was brought in as a replacement. Resistant to this fatal disease it grows to be a magnificent tree. Nuts are down right delicious, excellent roasted and made into breads, stuffing’s and soups. Give these guys room – they’ll grow 40-ft with a spread of 50ft! These are seedling trees and will usually start bearing in three to five years. You’ll need two trees for pollination. Nuts ripens late September. Zones 5-9.