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Hybrid Chestnut (single) (Restoration Agriculture)


17 in stock

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Product Description

Mark Shepard’s outstanding book Restoration Agriculture has made his nut tree breeding program famous. We are the exclusive Ontario importer of Mark’s stock. Here’s the description from his website for Hybrid Chestnut:

Chestnuts are high carbohydrate and low oil.

Essentially, corn that grows on trees!

With genetic origins from Minnesota, Oregon and Ontario, these are the only chestnuts to produce reliably on the home farm in SW Wisconsin.  Our breeding goals within our own seed plots include high yields, large nuts, pest and disease resistance and suitability for low-input and certified organic conditions. Most nuts are NOT as large as Chinese chestnut. Some hybrids will be susceptible to chestnut blight depending on the expression of their American genetics.

Additional Information

Latin Name

Castanea spp. hybrids

Size At Maturity


Usda Zone

Zone 4

Pollination Requirements

Plant at least two for cross-pollination.

Size of plant for sale

Bareroot 12-18″


Grown from seeds from Mark Shepard’s breeding program, which selects for robust, hardy, early bearing, high quality in organic/non-spray conditions, and little care.


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