The Japanese chestnut has some of the largest nuts in the chestnut world some weighting in at 8 nuts per pound. Our seed selection represents hybrids called 'Tanzawa' and others known for their resistance to blight and chestnut gall wasp. The seedlings have been vigorous for us in our field plantings and like the European chestnut hybrids show no signs of blight. Actually we think these are better than the European hybrids with disease resistance.
The root systems on these tend to establish quickly in dry field conditions. Part of this is due to their hybrid vigor and this species is able to reproduce in less than ideal soil conditions. It is one of the few chestnut trees that establishes quickly in dry soil. Appears as hardy or hardier than the Chinese chestnut.
No shipment to CA, WA, OR.
|Genus & Species||Castanea crenata x sativa|
|Seed Source||Tanzawa, Tsukuba|
|Pollination Requirements||Self infertile. Needs two plants. One of each or two or each will work. Other chestnuts will cross with it including the European types.|
|Ease of Cultivation||Establishes quickly and grows in dry soils well. Fruits quick from seed. Good blight resistance.|