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Chestnut Trees

Chestnut trees are deciduous nut bearing trees that grow from 50 to 100 feet tall. The sweet nuts ripen in the Fall and are excellent for roasting or candied. Chestnut tree once dominated the forests of North America but were nearly wiped out by a chestnut blight. However, the Chinese chestnut grows very well here and the new development of Chinese and American chestnut crosses (Colossal & Nevada) are becoming more popular and creating a renewed interest in growing chestnut trees. Native American chestnuts that resisted the blight have also been discovered and are being offered as seedlings. Willis Orchard Company offers a fine selection of hardy chestnut trees that will produce heavy crops in your home orchard.

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