Chestnut

Castanea Sativa

Chestnut
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The fruits (seeds) are very nutritious and much less fat than other nuts (starch, protein, sugar and vitamins Bi, B2 and especially C). They are often eaten with Brussels sprouts and wild dishes. In the French Ardèche, a sweet puree is made from it (crème des marrons). This is used for dessert or sandwich filling. Sweet chestnuts can be dried; you get a nut with a very soft, specific taste.

Sweet chestnuts are gluten free.

Pollinators:
The Sweet Chestnut is multi-housed, this means that the plant has female and male flowers. Often both, but also sometimes only female or only male flowers.
It is therefore advisable to always put several plants of this kind, so that pollination is not endangered.
It is best to buy them in packs of three.



Information



Blossom time
June, July
Planting distance
1 meter
Distance in hedge
0.25 metres
Soil conditions
All soils
Fruit colour
Brown  
Flavour

Use
Eating, baking, cooking
Picking season
October
Season of use
October
Growing situation
Sun, semi-shade, also above 500 meters height
Mature plant height
1.50 metres
Blossom colour
Creamy white, yellow
Remarks
Valuable plant, tree with a lot of ornamental value
Vigour
Rapid grower
Producing fruits after
After 3 to 5 years
Pollination
Partially self-pollinating
Pollinators

Disease resistance
healthy type
Overall appreciation
8

This article is available in various models

Sweet chestnut tree - 80-100 cm in pot

€ 9.50