Chinese Water Chestnuts

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A handful of fresh Water Chestnuts which can be prepared and eaten raw or cooked.

(2/7) A handful of fresh Water Chestnuts which can be prepared and eaten raw or cooked.

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Chinese Waterchestnut

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Leaf of the Chinese Waterchestnut

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Chinese Water Chestnut For Sale (Size: Small)  (Rhizome)

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Chinese Water Chestnut

Eleocharis dulcis
Fruit Trees > Perennial vegetables > Chinese Water Chestnut
This popular Asian cooking ingredient is a tropical member of the sedge family. These nutritious underground corms reaching up to 4cm in diameter have an appealing crisp nut like texture. They can be cooked as a vegetable offering a contrasting texture to... Read More
Other Names: Water Chestnut, Water Chest Nut

$7.90 ($2.00-$12.90 choose a size)

Special Offer: Buy 4+ @$7.90ea usually:$12.90ea

Specifications of Chinese Water Chestnut

Preferred Climate SubtropicalLearn About Climate Zones

Grown From RhizomeLearn About Propagation Methods

Max Height (when in the ground with good conditions) 0-1m

Plants required to Pollinate 1 (Self Pollinating)Learn about Pollination

Can it Handle Frosts? Sometimes

Amount of leaves in Winter? No Leaves (Deciduous)

Suitability in Pots Yes

Water Requirements Frequent Watering

Time to Fruit/Flower/Harvest First Year

Sun or Shade Full (Sun:80%-100%)

Preferred Soil Type Poor Drainage (Clay)

Soil pH Neutral (6.6-7.3pH)

Fruiting/Harvest Months July, August, September

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Chinese Water Chestnut Reviews & Tips

Star Rating

★★★★★ 4months ago


Chinese Water Chestnut

Doing well in its tube stock pot and I will be planting out soon. I can highly recommend the video without which I would have done the wrong thing. Looking forward to trying to grow my first crop.

★★★★★ 8months ago


Chinese Water Chestnut

great product

★★★★★ 8months ago


Chinese Water Chestnut

Received happy and healthy


Anand Rathod
★★★★ 4y ago


Trying first time, tastes good.

Potty Bob 1
★★★★★ 4y ago


Set up a chub for these , looking forward to eat g fresh .looking for a solar pump to keep them fresh .

Dave S Fergusson
11y ago

Capel, WESTE

Chinese Waterchestnut

Never plant your corms too close together, because the root systems will get entangled & make harvesting a nightmare!




★★★★★ 12y ago

CAWONGLA, NSW, Australia

I have them growing in three ninety litre bowls which they share with the tadpoles, frogs, water lilies, dragonflies,snails and leeches. Dwarf tree frogs love them. Harvest when the tops die down. Keep the pot topped up and provide an object for the ...

★★★★ 13y ago

CAWONGLA, NSW, Australia

I have wanted this plant for ages, because the chestnuts taste great in asian dishes... now I am doubly keen because I have started basket-weaving, and the stems are wonderful fibres! 

★★★★★ 14y ago

Cooroibah, QLD, Australia

Lots of new bulbs, growing strong and well but bulbs are quite small, but very tasty




★★★★ 14y ago

Carnegie, VIC, Australia

They grew well enough, didn't fill the pond though and are a bit on the small side - 20mm Still okay though.

14y ago

Noble Park, VIC, Australia

harvested grape sized fruits

★★★★ 14y ago

Bellingen, NSW, Australia

Very easy to grow.  Grew3 plant in laundry tub last year.  Just replanted 2 tubs this week.  Good crop. kept well in fridge.

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