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  • Chinese Chestnut Tree for Sale

    Chinese Chestnut Tree for Sale

    Chinese Chestnut Tree for Sale

    Chinese Chestnut Tree for Sale

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Chinese Chestnut Tree

Castanea mollissima


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-t- Root Rocket™ Fertilizer
Root Rocket™ Transplant Fertilizer

2oz. Packet

Get your new plants off to the right start by using Root Rocket™ Transplant.

This soil amendment contains 16 strains of mycorrhizal fungi, biostimulants, beneficial bacteria and Horta-Sorb® water management gel.

Simply sprinkle the product into the planting hole adjacent to the root ball when planting.

The organisms will start to work right away supplying the roots with much needed nutrition.

The specially formulated Horta-Sorb® will reduce transplant stress and aid in water retention.

1 packet per plant

Root Rocket Fertilizer
-t- Planting Mix
Chinese Chestnut Tree Planting Mix

Helps your Chinese Chestnut Tree get established in a fraction of the time, become more drought tolerant, and grow faster. Here's how:

Beneficial Bacteria... It's like a Probiotic for your tree... creating an explosion of fine hair roots that vastly improves nutrient and water uptake.

Coarse Organic Compost... loosens and improves all types of soils while promoting proper pH levels. You get better drainage and moisture retention.

Microbial Fertilizers... including Sea Kelp, Yucca, and 100 other elements proven to gently feed your tree without burning the roots.

Use 1 bag of Planting Mix for each plant ordered.

Soil Contents
-t- Tree Planting Kit
Tree Planting Kit
Tree Planting Kit

Getting your tree off to the right start can more than double its growth rate. Use our planting kit so your tree is ready for explosive growth.

Your planting kit includes:

  1. Tree Stake Kit to help keep your tree stable, giving roots time to grow.

  2. Breathable Tree Guard protects against gnawing mice, rabbits, deer and mowers.

  3. 2 oz of Root Rocket™ Mycorrhizal Fungi so your tree can quickly explode with new root growth.

-t- TreeGator® Jr. Watering Bag
TreeGator® Jr.

When you’re making an investment and effort in planting new trees in your landscape, you can assure their survival and growth by using TreeGator® - a truly simple and innovative drip irrigation system in a bag.

With hot summers and droughts the norm around the USA, TreeGator® is an absolute necessity to protect your new trees and shrubs.

TreeGator® is super easy to install without any tools, and it can easily be filled up with a standard garden hose or can even be connected to a rain barrel!

It's a super time saver that takes the worry out continually remembering whether you've watered your new tree or not. Plus, all the water that goes into the drip bag is used up with no waste, so TreeGator® is environmentally friendly with regard to water use.

Tree Gator

Growing Zones: 4-9
(hardy down to -20℉)

Growing Zones 4-9
You are in Growing Zone: 6

Mature Height:

40-60 ft.

Mature Width:

40-60 ft.


Full Sun

Growth Rate:


Harvest Time:

September - October

Botanical Name:

Castanea mollissima

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Disease-Resistant Chestnuts You Can Grow in Your Backyard!

Bring back the timeless American tradition of growing chestnuts by planting your very own Chinese Chestnut Tree:

  • Disease resistant: Though blight may be a problem with American chestnuts, the Chinese Chestnut Tree is resistant and strong.

  • Easy to grow: Chestnuts do very well growing on their own, so there’s no need to worry about maintenance.

  • Delicious, healthy nuts: Low-fat chestnuts are great raw, roasted, baked or as an ingredient in your favorite dish.

Imagine being gathered around your family during the holidays, roasting chestnuts over an open fire - chestnuts that are homegrown. Though they’re great in a Thanksgiving stuffing, chestnuts make an excellent and healthy addition to meals and snacks year-round. And because Chinese chestnuts are easy to store, you’ll be able to enjoy your abundant harvest season to season.

Even better? The Chinese Chestnut Tree is eye-catching and stands on its own. Fragrant, creamy white and yellow-hued blooms cover the tree for a brief time in late spring. Subtle but radiant fall leaves follow in autumn to accompany the sweet chestnuts. And in the summertime, you’ll love the dense shade of the 40-60-foot wide canopy that creates a stunning, sun-dappled retreat right at home.

There’s so much to love about the Chinese Chestnut Tree. Since it produces chestnuts in approximately three years, you’ll be enjoying all those benefits and more in no time. Chinese Chestnut Trees are growing in popularity, and though you'll need two trees to grow a bountiful harvest, they're a must-have for the homegrower. Order your pair of Chinese Chestnut Trees today!

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I just got two Chinese Chestnut trees. i am satisfied with the height of trees. They look fairly healthy. Some leaves are brown and there are holes in leaves too. Hopefully they will bear chestnuts soon.
September 30, 2018
3 months ago
Purchased Chestnut summer 2013. Not the right time for me to plant, but the hardy tree took root and looks amazing this year! Can't wait for it to mature and bloom, hummingbirds love the flowers!
January 1, 2013
over 5 years ago

Planting & Care

It's Easy to Plant & Care for Your Chinese Chestnut Tree

Chinese Chestnut Tree Planting Diretions

Plant your Chinese Chestnut tree in a spot that receives full sun and has well-draining soil. Chinese Chestnuts are adaptable to most soil types, but do not like heavily clay soils or frosted/wet ground. Mulch around the base, but not near the trunk, to retain moisture and prevent weed growth. Water deeply to settle roots after planting.


Watering: If you experience a drought during the first few years after planting your Chinese Chestnut, water once a week. Otherwise, rainwater should be sufficient for the growing and established tree.


Fertilizing and Pollinating: There’s no need to add fertilizer. However, to produce a harvest, you will need to plant near another Chinese chestnut or a grafted variety.


Pest and Disease Control: Chinese Chestnuts are resistant to most diseases and pests that plague other chestnut trees.  


Harvesting: Chestnuts will naturally fall off the tree when they are ready to be harvested. You can also lightly shake the branches to help them fall once the nutshells have turned brown. The best method for harvesting is to collect the fallen burrs, which contain the nuts, once every few days over the course of the several weeks of harvest. Use gloves or tongs as the burrs are spiky and can harm you if touched with your bare hands.


Storing: Chestnuts can be stored in their shell in the fridge for several months. If you’d like to store them for longer, first dry them out for several days, and then store in a dark, dry space. Simply boil them to rehydrate and soften the shell.


Usage: Chestnuts are delicious fresh and raw. Roasting them over a fire or baking them creates a delightful aromatic experience. They are also a wonderful addition to many dishes, adding a hint of sweetness without being overwhelming.

Planting & Care

Questions & Answers

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Why is the Chinese Chestnut banned in Florida? I will be going to my Georgia home in a week or two, and could have a couple of them shipped there, and then carry them back to Florida? :-)
A shopper on Aug 4, 2014
picture of fruit?
A shopper on Jul 13, 2014
BEST ANSWER: My trees are too young to be producing fruit (nuts), but I've had older ones in the past and those produced a green, spine covered husk (that you'll want to handle with leather gloves) in the fall. Those husks would sometimes open and drop the nuts to the ground or they would fall intact and often split when they hit the ground.

The generally produce two nuts to a seed pod (husk), but sometimes three. The nuts are smooth and mostly brown with on end being a lighter shade of brown or tan, this brown skin must be pealed away to reveal the fruit (nut meat). When the nuts are first harvested they are tight within this brown skin.

I would make a point of gathering the nuts and removing them from their spiny husks as soon as possible. Otherwise the husk becomes dry and rigid making it more difficult to extract the nuts.

I've tried eating the nuts at harvest time and found them wanting for flavor and texture. The best way I'd found to handle them was to place them in an clean, empty drywall pale or peck basket and leave them in the garage to ripen and dry for about 60-90 days. I can't recall exactly when I gathered them but it was probably late in October. They were always ready to eat at the end of January.

You can try a couple every 30 days just to see how they're coming along. They will sweeten as they ripen and I preferred eating them dry - as most nuts are when you eat them, e.g. peanuts, walnuts, almonds - as drying improved their texture. I always ate them raw, never roasted, but that is a personal preference.

Once dried it is easy to remove the brown, outer skin. Inside that will be a light, almost papery thinner skin surrounding the nut itself and you'll want to remove that before eating as well.
In What zones do these trees grow well?
A shopper on Oct 23, 2014
BEST ANSWER: my trees are doing well, planted in western N.Y. State, we just put fertilizer sticks in the ground.
they grew a good 6 inches in one year. very healthy plants,. good healthy
How long do I wait till the bears fruit?
A shopper on Jun 8, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Sorry,I do not know right now I planted the tree in a wooded area that is hard to get to in the summer.I only planted one tree,not two like everyone says you should have done.Is this true?
I live in zone 10 will chase nut tree will grown?
angela on Apr 23, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The growing zones are 4-8, unfortunately you are not in a good area
i just planted one tree. will i get nuts?
fred l on Aug 31, 2014
BEST ANSWER: No the Chinese Chestnut Tree needs a mate to pollinate with.
How long is the growing season for these chestnuts? Where I live there are often frosts in the first parts of June, and the end of August. Is there enough time in those 10-12 weeks for the chestnuts to grow and ripen?
Hannah B on Aug 19, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Don't know. Just planted my first two trees a couple of weeks ago. They took nicely and showing new growth!
I live in zone 7. I was very impressed with "FastGrowingTrees", packed perfectly, shipped promptly and reasonably priced. Great company. Will always go to them first for any future purchases of trees or shrubs!
PS. What zone do you live in? Frost in June/August???
Can I grow new chestnut trees from my existing trees? Can I plant the chestnut itself or do I need a seedling from the trees? Thanks!
Maryann B on Aug 16, 2014
BEST ANSWER: I am not an expert in this field.
Though I believe that you can grow the tree from the seeds, it may be more practical to get a young tree that has been nursed to a certain size.
How long does it take for these to reach full size?
Colin P on Jul 27, 2014
BEST ANSWER: The Chinese Chestnut has an annual growth rate of 2 to 3 years so it can take a while to get 40 feet tall. Upwards of 10 years.
What kind of chestnuts are good for roasting?
sandy m on Aug 14, 2018

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