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9386 Congress Street Ext
Trumansburg, NY, 14886
United States

607.342.4953

Edible Acres is a permaculture nursery and food forest farm located in Trumansburg, NY.  Focused on perennial, hardy, useful, edible and resilient plants, we use low and no tech solutions to grow out hundreds of different types of plants for our community and beyond!  We're excited to share what we do with you!

Chestnut

Plants for Fall 2019 Shipping

Your order placed now will be collected, carefully packaged and shipped as bare root plants as soon as we enter dormancy this fall. This normally begins mid to late October and into early November. We’ll email you shipping confirmation and tracking details as soon as they ship! Since our nursery is outdoors and based on nature our timing is dependent on the weather.

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Chestnut

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Chestnut

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Castanea

The Chestnut is a true wonder. Incredibly fast growing, hardy to extremes of cold and heat, beautiful in bark, leaf, flower and burr and remarkably useful as a staple food bearing canopy tree. Some of the tallest and strongest trees we have at our 10 year old food forest site are Chestnut trees. With healthy and diverse parentage, naturally hybrid Chestnuts can live for many many human generations and provide heavy yields of incredibly delicious and nutritious nuts, generally on an annual basis.
We recently found out about a pair of 40+ year old Chestnuts growing in a yard only a few miles from the main nursery. When speaking with the land owners they said after years of collecting and weighing the nuts that they are seeing averages of 170 pounds or more of chestnuts coming from each tree, on a yearly basis. These trees are wide and spreading, with no signs of disease, stress or other problems. Most likely very complex hybrid parents, with the wide spreading crown of a Chinese Chestnut but the smaller, sweeter and wonderful flavor of an American Chestnut. These two parents provide us the seed stock we grow from. We select for the largest, blemish free nuts and grow them out in rich fungal soil in air prune beds. You’ll get robust 1st year trees at least 1’ tall or taller that come from parents that are proven hardy to central NY, stable, healthy, incredibly productive and delicious.
Just to help clarify for folks: our offering is of a complex Hybrid Chestnut. This means they come from naturally mixed backgrounds of parents that have many cultures in their history. This is not GMO or laboratory or things of that nature. Imagine these trees as having grandparents and great grandparents that are Native American, Chinese, European descent, etc. All naturally blended into healthy, adaptable mixed beings ready for an uncertain but exciting future…

You’ll want more than 1 tree to get pollination, so we offer a bundle of 3 trees as well as single trees.

Size:
Parent trees are roughly 35’ tall and quite wide and spreading. These seedlings should grow to similar form over time.

Site Preference:
Enjoys full sun and can tolerate drier soils.

Hardiness:
Zone 4

Chestnut:
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