Chestnut Trees and Chestnuts
Home Company Products/Sales Chestnuts Information The Farm

Chestnut - Okie

Pedigree: crenata * pumila (Allegheny Chinquapin)
Origin: North America - UC Davis
Chestnut blight susceptible: Unknown
Bloom time: Mid season - matching Colossal
Median female flowers per blooming branch: 2
Maximum female flowers per blooming branch: 4
Tree growth habit: fast growing with medium height
Harvest: Mid season
Nut per lb: 17
Nuts per burr: Usually 3
Production: Not widely grown. Produces very large light brown nuts with some nuts having cracks in the shell - cooler climates nut set is variable. In the California central valley it produces very large nuts.
Pellicle: Easy with occasional intrusion into the kernel
Split kernels: Some
Pollen: Excellent pollinator
Cold Hardy: -15F

Purchase Information: The Okie chestnut cultivar is available for purchase directly from our nursery.

Cultivar discussion:
The Okie is a producer of very large light brown chestnuts. Nuts fall free of the burr and fall mid season. The nuts are easy to peel. The tree has a spreading growth form. Medium production level. A hybrid of Japanese and Allegheny Chinquapin from Univeristy of California Davis. The blooms are very beautiful and produces an abundance of pollen.

Pictures of the Okie chestnut tree in bloom

Okie Chestnut tree

Okie Chestnut tree

Picture of Okie chestnuts

Okie Chestnuts