*GROWN ON OUR FARM HERE IN TENNESSEE **
** World's largest Giant Colossal Chestnut **
* 3 SEEDS *
EASY ~ GROW
Pedigree: sativa * crenata
Bloom time: Early
Median female flowers: 5
Maximum female flowers: 7
Tree growth habit: fast growing with medium height
Nut per lb: 8-12
Nuts per burr: Usually 3
Production: California central valley 4500 lbs per acre - other places it produces about 3500 lbs per acre
Pellicle: removal varies depending on growing conditions
Split kernels: Some
Cold Hardy: -20F
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.
The tree is more spreading following the Japanese heritage.
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.
Description/Taste Sweet flavor and smooth texture "sweet and mellow"