Castanea dentata

American Chestnut

Categories: Fruit Tree

American Chestnut is a vigorous fast-growing tree, with delicious, sweet kernel nuts. It is also adaptable to different soils and climates, and established plants can withstand drought. If a large crop of nuts is desired, several trees should be planted to insure good pollination.

More About Castanea dentata

  • Ripens in early fall: rich, sweet taste
  • a great plant for wildlife

These plants are selected from plants grown from blight resistant seed.

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40-60 ft


20-30 ft

Hardiness Zone:


Castanea dentata Characteristics


  • Specimen

Critter Resistance

  • Deer Resistant
  • Rabbit Resistant


  • Sun Tolerant

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Rapid

Soil Moisture Needs

  • Average

Fall Color

  • Yellow

Fruit Qualities

  • distinct flavor

Fruiting Attributes

  • good for cooking/baking
  • stores well/good keeper
  • heavy bearer
  • vigorous grower
  • large size
  • good for eating


  • Vase-like
  • Spreading