The Bouche de Betizac is a consistent producer of very large chestnuts.
Even when a cold growing season comes along this chestnut tree still
produces nuts. Nuts fall free of the burr and fall mid season. The nuts
are easy to peel, very sweet, and have excellent texture. The tree has a upright growth form, spreading out some after 7
years. Excellent production level. Originally from France.
Stores very well usually for a few weeks without special care. (Availability Dec 2019 - March 2020)
Pedigree: sativa * crenata
Chestnut blight susceptible: Resistant
Bloom time: Mid season
Median female flowers per blooming branch: 3
Maximum female flowers per blooming branch: 9
Tree growth habit: very fast growing, rising straight up
Harvest: Mid season
Nut per lb: 16 - 24
Nuts per burr: Usually 3 with middle nut flat on both sides
Production: Not widely grown - cooler climates it produces consistently. In the California central valley the nuts become very large 12-16 nuts per pound.
Pellicle: Easy with rare intrusion into the kernel
Split kernels: Rare
Pollen: Pollen sterile
Cold Hardy: -30F
Bouche de Betizac Grafted Chestnut Tree
- Product Code: T121
- Availability: In Stock