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Chestnut - Colossal

Pedigree: sativa * crenata
Origin: USA
Chestnut blight susceptible: Yes
Bloom time: Early
Median female flowers: 5
Maximum female flowers: 7
Tree growth habit: fast growing with medium height
Harvest: Early
Nut per lb: 11-15
Nuts per burr: Usually 3
Production: California central valley 4500 lbs per acre - other places it produces about 2000 lbs per acre
Pellicle: removal varies depending on growing conditions
Split kernels: Some
Pollen: Sterile
Cold Hardy: -20F

Purchasing Information: The Colossal chestnut cultivar is available for purchase directly from our nursery.

Cultivar discussion:
For almost all commercial chestnut growers the Colossal chestnut tree is the industrial producer of the largest nuts, the most nuts, and starting at a young age (sometimes as soon as the 2nd year after transplanting a grafted tree). The tree is more spreading following the Japanese heritage. The wood is somewhat weak causing heavily loaded branches to break under the load. Nuts usually fall free of the burrs. Nut fall is early. Late spring frosts can be an issue with burning the early leafs/buds. Most other charististics of this tree follow the normal description for chestnuts.

Pictures of the Colossal chestnut tree in bloom

Colossal Chestnut tree

Colossal Chestnut tree

Picture of Colossal chestnuts

Colossal Chestnuts