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Chestnut - Basalta #3

Pedigree: sativa * crenata
Origin: Italy
Chestnut blight susceptible: Yes
Bloom time: Mid season
Median female flowers per blooming branch: 3
Maximum female flowers per blooming branch: 9
Tree growth habit: fast growing with medium height
Harvest: Mid season
Nut per lb: 16
Nuts per burr: Usually 3
Production: Not widely grown - cooler climates it out produces colossal. In the California central valley it may over produce with many small nuts per burr.
Pellicle: Easy with occasional intrusion into the kernel
Split kernels: Some
Pollen: Good pollinator
Cold Hardy: -15F

Purchase Information: The Basalta #3 chestnut cultivar is available for purchase directly from our nursery.

Cultivar discussion:
The Basalta #3 is a consistant producer of chestnuts. Even when a cold growing season occurs this tree still produces nuts. Nut size is large. Nuts fall free of the burr and fall mid season. The nuts are easy to peel. Some locals say this is our best tasting chestnut (the experts say is has: good flavor). The tree has a spreading growth form. Medium production level. Originally from Italy. One of the best storing chestnuts.

Pictures of the Basalta #3 chestnut tree in bloom

Basalta #3 Chestnut tree

Basalta #3 Chestnut tree

Picture of Basalta #3 chestnuts

Basalta #3 Chestnuts