Chestnut Tree

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A chestnut tree is a fast growing, long lived, large deciduous tree that produces abundant crops of nuts during Autumn. Although regarded as a cold climate tree chestnuts can be grown in the subtropics provided they have well-drained soils to minimize their susceptibility to Phytophthora. Planting 2 varieties will ensure well-filled nut burrs. Seedling chestnuts are worthy of consideration and can start cropping after 4 years.  Nuts are produced inside a very prickly husk, which splits open to reveal the nuts when they are ripe.  Nuts are large, brown and shiny.Chestnut TreeChestnuts are best eaten either boiled or roasted. To prepare them, boil whole in their shells for about 30 minutes, once they are cooked, cut the soft shell and the kernel can be scooped out.  To roast them in the oven, open fire or microwave be sure to pierce the outer shell to prevent them from  exploding.  After cooking remove the outer shell and inner bitter tasting skin before eating.

Chestnut Wandiligong Wonder

$69.00 ($69.00-$69.00 choose a size)

A very large nut with excellent flavour enclosed in a green prickly burr. Used for roasting and cooking. This is a very large spreading tree to approx 10m with good crops; more suitable to cool climate areas

Chestnut - April Gold

$49.00 ($49.00-$69.00 choose a size)

An early variety from the Dandenong ranges in VIC. Originally of European origin it produces extra large dark coloured nuts. Upright habit, free falling nuts.

Chestnut - Buffalo Queen

$49.00

Large nut, very attractive dark red with a prominent stripe. Nuts free fall very early . Very precocious, usually cropping in the third year

Chestnut - Emerald Gem

$39.00 ($39.00-$69.00 choose a size)

From Emerald Lake in the Dandenong region. It is a beautiful spreading tree that is almost weeping in habit. Very prolific, tends to bear heavily which greatly influences nut size. A distinctive orange-tan coloured nut without stripes. Evidence of Asian parentage.

Chestnut - Flemings Special

$79.00

A specially selected, budded cultivar. Produces large brown nuts with a predominant stripe. Excellent quality nut for roasting. In addition to their nuts, Chestnuts are valuable as ornamental trees for larger gardens. Prefers well drained, acid soils. Mid-season maturity.

Chestnut - George Sands

$39.00

Named after the founder of a nursery in the Dandenongs. An upright European tree with large to extra large nuts with only one nut to each burr. Dark glossy brown, thin shelled free falling nut.

Chestnut - Marone

$46.95 ($46.95-$69.00 choose a size)

This large nut from WA but originally of Italian origin. Fairly upright habit exhibiting Asian characteristics such as fine wood and pointy buds. Excellent quality.

Chestnut - Perlo

$34.00

A local selection from the Alstonville Plateau that performs well in the subtropics.

Chestnut - Reilly

$42.95

The Reilly originates from a planting made early this century on the Alstonville Plateau. A low chill variety that bears prolifically in Feb/March. Fair nut and keeping qualities.

Chestnut - seedling

$27.00 ($17.75-$27.00 choose a size)

This European chestnut produces large sweet nuts, the kind found sold in fruit markets. Seedlings are relatively quick to bear and are generally more hardy and quick growing than Grafted trees.

Chestnut - Winchester

$49.00

A large low chill selection suitable for the sub tropics, sets well on its own but will benefit from cross pollination.

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Chestnut - Emerald Gem

$39.00 ($39.00-$69.00 choose a size)

From Emerald Lake in the Dandenong region. It is a beautiful spreading tree that is almost weeping in habit. Very prolific, tends to bear heavily which greatly influences nut size. A distinctive orange-tan coloured nut without stripes. Evidence of Asian parentage.

Chestnut - Flemings Special

$79.00

A specially selected, budded cultivar. Produces large brown nuts with a predominant stripe. Excellent quality nut for roasting. In addition to their nuts, Chestnuts are valuable as ornamental trees for larger gardens. Prefers well drained, acid soils. Mid-season maturity.

Chestnut - Reilly

$42.95

The Reilly originates from a planting made early this century on the Alstonville Plateau. A low chill variety that bears prolifically in Feb/March. Fair nut and keeping qualities.

Chestnut - Winchester

$49.00

A large low chill selection suitable for the sub tropics, sets well on its own but will benefit from cross pollination.

Chestnut - April Gold

$49.00 ($49.00-$69.00 choose a size)

An early variety from the Dandenong ranges in VIC. Originally of European origin it produces extra large dark coloured nuts. Upright habit, free falling nuts.

Chestnut Tree Reviews & Tips

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David White
15y ago

Mudgee, NSW, Australia

Chestnut

Planted 30 seedlings some 10 years ago. Very rapid growth, minimum care, a ridiculously abundant crop. Roasted nuts, delicious and nutritious. Good stock food for pigs, green nuts make a fabulous liqueur. Easy tree to grow but eventually huge in size.

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