How to grow Sweet chestnut

Sweet chestnut grow and care – 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

Planting season:
Winter to beginning spring

Pests and diseases:

Pruning season:
Beginning of winter

How to prune:
No needs

Size of the plant?
10-25 m, 30-80 feet

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing / Medium growing

Water requirement:
Big amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season:
Spring / Summer

General information about the flower
White-yellowish flower male and female separate

Pollination is done by:

Edible nuts

Nuts harvest season:

Nuts pests or diseases:
Worms, birds

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?
5-7 years

Scientific name:

Castanea sativa

How to grow Sweet chestnut

Growing Sweet chestnut

Sweet chestnut harvest


Blooming Seasons
  • Spring flowers
  • Summer flowers
Edible Parts
  • Edible Nut
Culinary uses
  • Cooked
  • Ice pop & Ice cream plants
  • Spreads & Sauces
Flower colors
  • White flower
  • Yellow flower
  • Mediterranean Climate
  • Subtropics Climate
  • Temperate Climate
Harvest Season
  • Autumn Harvest
Ornamental parts
  • Ornamental plant
Plant growing speed
  • Average growing plants
  • Fast growing plants
Plant life-form
  • Deciduous
  • Perennial plant
  • Tree
Plant Uses
  • Edible plants
  • Ornamental plants
  • Shade tree
Planting Season
  • Spring Planting
  • Winter planting
Plants sun exposure
  • Full sun Plants
Watering plants
  • Big amount of water
Hardiness zone
  • Hardiness zone 10
  • Hardiness zone 4
  • Hardiness zone 5
  • Hardiness zone 6
  • Hardiness zone 7
  • Hardiness zone 8
  • Hardiness zone 9