Basalta #3 grafted chestnut tree is a tree produced from a chestnut
harvested from a Basalta #3 chestnut tree, sprouted, and then when the
seedling is of proper size is grafted with wood from the mother tree.
This is a pollen producing chestnut tree. Nut production is good to
excellent of large chestnuts that fall free from the burr starting at
the age of 2-4 years. Full production in 12 - 15 years depending on the
location. Nut fall is usually early to mid October. Nut quality is
excellent with it being one of the best fresh eating chestnuts we
produce and is easy to peal.
The Basalta #3 chestnut tree of European x Japanese hybrid cultivar producing large sized chestnut trees with heights reaching 60 feet or more and spread 25-35 feet wide. The tree can be kept pruned to the size that fits your location. Winter cold/freeze damage can occur when winter temps drop below -15 F. Root rot resistance is good. To produce nuts you will need at least 2 trees with one of them being a different cultivar producing pollen (For Pacific Northwest growers these cultivars can be used as pollinators Marival, Gillet, Marigoule, Marsol, Szego, Okie, Reis Montis, and Prococe Migoule).
(Availability Dec 2019 - March 2020)
Pedigree: sativa * crenata
Chestnut blight susceptible: Yes
Bloom time: Mid season
Median female flowers per blooming branch: 3
Maximum female flowers per blooming branch: 9
Tree growth habit: fast growing with medium height
Harvest: Mid season
Nut per lb: 24 - 30
Nuts per burr: Usually 3
Production: Not widely grown - in cooler climates it out produces many other chestnut trees. In the California central valley it may over produce with many small nuts per burr.
Pellicle: Easy with occasional intrusion into the kernel
Split kernels: Some
Pollen: Good pollinator
Cold Hardy: -15F
Basalta #3 Chestnut Grafted Tree
- Product Code: T114
- Availability: In Stock