CHESTNUT - MARONE
Botanical Name: Castanea sativa
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.
Plant Information or Specifications
Sub Categories (HashTags)
Nutrient High Fat (#NutrientHighFat)
Warm Temperate, Cool Temperate
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Max Height (when in the ground with good conditions)
Plants required to Pollinate
2 compatible plants (Pollination Required)
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Can it Handle Frosts?
Yes (Often below -2)
Amount of leaves in Winter?
No Leaves (Deciduous)
Quarantine Restrictions to these Areas
Is it a Dwarf Fruit Tree?
No (Full Size)
Time to Fruit/Flower/Harvest
Sun or Shade
Preferred Soil Type
Moderately Acidic (5.5-6.5)
April, May, June
Question & Answer
Hi so this plant will self fruit or do I need another chestnut plant to pollenate it? and can I grow it in a big 60cm pot or does it need to be planted in the ground? From: WOONONA NSW
You do not need another chestnut for it to set fruit. Under Item specifications it says Pollination: Beneficial. This means that having more than 1 chestnut will result in a bigger crop. In relation to growing in pots I would say that you would be pushing it as they are meant to be quite large trees 6-12 meters. I think it would be better in the ground.
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