Sweet chestnut growing tree of the genus Castanea also known as Chestnut or Castanea sativa, Sweet chestnut perennial deciduous plant, edible plants also used as ornamental plant, grow in temperate climate and growing in hardiness zone 4-10a.
Leaves color green in elliptic shape grow in pinnate structure.
Flower color white-yellowish.
Sweet chestnut nuts
Nuts are brown, cover with nutshell color brown with soft spines, the nuts are edible and used after cook
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How to grow Sweet chestnut growing and care:
Chilling hours, at least 2 trees for cross pollination
What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seed
Is it necessary to graft?
Difficulties or problems when growing:
Need more than one tree
Winter to beginning spring
Pests and diseases:
Beginning of winter
How to prune:
Size of the plant?
10-25 m, 30-80 feet
Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing / Medium growing
Big amount of water
Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?
Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:
Spring / Summer
General information about the flower
White-yellowish flower male and female separate
Pollination is done by:
Nuts harvest season:
Nuts pests or diseases:
What can be done with big quantities of Sweet chestnut nuts?
Cooked, baked, cake, soup, ice-cream
Work requirements on the nuts:
Collect from the ground
How long does it take to bear nuts?