GROW YOUR OWN CHESTNUT TREE! ORGANICALLY FARMED FERTILE CHESTNUTS TO CREATE A BONSAI OR JUST IN A POT – OR A FULL TREE! IT’S EASY AND YOU CAN START RIGHT NOW TO PREPARE YOUR SEEDS! SET OF FOUR CHESTNUTS. THESE ARE VERY LARGE AND CANNOT FIT IN ENVELOPES. Chestnut treesSee more...

GROW YOUR OWN CHESTNUT TREE! ORGANICALLY FARMED FERTILE CHESTNUTS TO CREATE A BONSAI OR JUST IN A POT – OR A FULL TREE! IT’S EASY AND YOU CAN START RIGHT NOW TO PREPARE YOUR SEEDS! SET OF FOUR CHESTNUTS. THESE ARE VERY LARGE AND CANNOT FIT IN ENVELOPES.

Chestnut trees are fun to grow and you can grow them into a bonsai, a pot specimen or a full tree! Yummy chestnuts are a highlight of this time of the year and growing your own is really easy! First you need untreated chestnuts and we have those for you! The ones in the supermarket are often treated with heat or chemicals but ours are all natural!

4 VERY LARGE SEEDS (YOU NEED TWO PLANTS NEARBY EACH OTHER TO GET NUTS). YOUR BEST BET IS TO PREPARE THE SEEDS AS BELOW OR YOU CAN DIRECT PLANT RIGHT AWAY.

Grow notes:

PREPARE YOUR SEEDS IN WINTER:

Dampen some sphagnum moss lightly–about equal amounts of moss as the mass of the nuts. Place the moss and the nuts in a plastic bag and close. The moisture will keep the nut from drying out as it hibernates.

Place the bag in the vegetable drawer of your refrigerator and let sit for about four months or until their dormancy is broken. You should see them sprouting roots in the bag, at which point you need to remove them from the refrigerator.

Fill the pots with a potting mix and plant the growing nuts carefully into a 1-inch hole pressed into the soil. Cover them with the dirt and press lightly to increase the soil-to-seed contact. Water daily until they spout.
Set the planted chestnut seed in a sunny window and keep indoors until the outside temperature has reached about 15 degrees C and all danger of frost is gone. Rotate the plant every few days to keep it from leaning in one direction.

Transplant the seedlings outside in a prepared hole, but only after removing the seed hull attached to the plant. Carefully remove it without hurting the plant. Animals will dig through the soil looking for this if you don’t. Young chestnut seedlings seem to do better in a partly shady site.

Take care of the seedling like any other tree. Make sure it does not dry out during its first year, but stop watering when the leaves drop. Don’t fertilize until the second year so it can establish a good root base and leaf canopy. You should expect nuts in about five to eight years.

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