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Hi, I notice Daleys has Malabar chestnut available for sale, stating they grow to 3 to 4 metres. Most other literature I've seen, says they grow to 18 metres, which is a substantial difference. Is anyone able to comment on this?
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guru says...
Out of the tropics they may stay a bit smaller .. But I have seen them getting very weedy when left on larger propeerties .. hundreds of seedlings all over the valley I lived in north of Mossman
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Scott G says...
I too was confused by the difference in the figures I found on the web.

But I got one anyway. Here on the Gold Coast it has reached 2.5m after 3 years. And there has been a drought and it was knocked back by a freak frost. I would be surprised if it only gets to "3 to 4 metres".
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Lee says...
Thanks for your help. The tree will be in the drier tropics so hopefully weediness won't be a problem. It sounds like 3-4 metres is conservative, so I will keep it reined in.
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arcobelina says...
Malabar chestnut grows more than 4m, our 3yo tree is about 5 going on for 6. Had its first fruit pod this year, tried to pick it with a long fruit picker and the pod exploded. I guess the chooks will eat well.

Any hints on picking brown or green will they ripen when picked early?
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