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Homestead Chestnut

Castanea mollissima 'Bond Orchard Selection™ Homestead'

Homestead Chestnut is a great production selection. Large, glossy, serrated foliage.

Grafted selection of Chinese Chestnut
Outstanding vigor, uniformity and disease-resistance

More About Castanea mollissima 'Bond Orchard Selection™ Homestead':

Chinese Chestnut seedlings are widely available in nurseries across the Midwest. Although these trees provide adequate nut production for home use, traditionally-produced seedlings often produce small nuts of mediocre quality. In fact, experts state that establishing an orchard of chestnuts with seedling trees will make nut harvest overly complicated because each tree in the orchard will ripen at a different time making quick and efficient harvest difficult.

Forrest Keeling's grafted chestnut trees of proven cultivars provide more uniform ripening, higher nut quality, larger nut size, and more consistent yields.

Gardening Suggestions for Homestead Chestnut:

Produced using Forrest Keeling's patented RPM Root Production Method ® technology for exceptional growth and survivability.

Also consider grafted varieties including 'Peach', 'Qing', 'Sleeping Giant', 'Lindstrom 67', and 'Eaton'.

Key Characteristics:

Humming- birds
Moist, Well-Drained
Average
Height:
30-60 Feet
Spread:
20-40 Feet
Hardiness Zone:
4 - 8

RPM: Scientifically Proven to Grow Faster and Healthier

Forrest Keeling Nursery is the world-renowned originator of the RPM (root production method®) RPM technology. Our patented RPM tree technology yields unsurpassed survivability and plant growth, which makes Forrest Keeling plants the benchmark for wetland restorations and large-scale installations in any application.

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Additional Characteristics & Attributes

Attracts Wildlife
Humming- birds
Upland Birds and Game
Soil Moisture Preference
Average
Moist, Well-Drained
Exposure
Full Sun
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Spring
Habit
Deciduous
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Characteristics Key

Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Humming- birds
Songbirds
Butterflies
Dry
Average
Moist, Well-Drained
Wet Soil
Cut Flower
Midwest Native
Dried Flower
Salt Tolerant
Drought Tolerant
Climbing
Fragrant
Container
Great Foliage