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2282O Sweet chestnut 'Maraval' - Large and succulent Nuts
2 years old Plant grown in 7,5 liters pot – Height of plant: 110/130 cm
Straight Trunc of about 80 cms before the branches (3 to 5 branches)
Delivered by specialised carrier.
64.50 Available
2282L Sweet chestnut - Castanea sativa
Pot Size: 7 litres pot – Height of plant: 150/175 cm.
Delivery by specialised carrier.
49.50 Available
2282T Sweet chestnut - Castanea sativa
Young plug plant – Height of plant: 20/40 cm.
6.00 Available
2282U Sweet chestnut - Castanea sativa
Young plug plant – Height of plant: 20/40 cm Unit price available starting from 10 units purchased.
4.50 Available
2282A FERTILISER – Fertiliser tablet to place at the bottom of the hole before planting. Slow release over 7 to 8 months. Only 1 tablet in each hole. 0.40 Available
2282S You intend to plant more than 100 plants, we'll make you our best offer. 0.00 Request for quotation


Everything about: Chestnut, Sweet

Sweet Chestnut or European Chestnut –
Castanea sativa - Castanea vulgaris (latin)
Areas of origin: Asia Minor where fossilised leaves dating from approximately 5000 years ago have been found. It has become indigenous in the Mediterranean Basin and within the boreal hemisphere between 30° and 50° .
Adult Dimensions: Height up to 30 m (98.4'), width up to 20 m (65.6').
Foliage : Deciduous.
Soil Type: Well drained. Dislikes soil that is too wet.
Hardiness: Hardy to -20°C.
Exposure: Semi-shade to full sun.
Sweet Chestnut - European Chestnut - Castanea sativa - Castanea vulgaris

Châtaignier, Castanea sativa: Fruits

Sweet Chestnut - European Chestnut - Castanea sativa - Castanea vulgaris

Characteristics and Uses:
The magnificent foliage and the production of chestnuts in autumn make this a very interesting tree for parks and gardens. It can be planted alone or within a windbreak hedge. This tree is also important within forests, the wood is very hard and is therefore very good for making fence posts. It is also much used in carpentry. For the intensive production of sweet chestnuts, the varieties favoured are 'Marigoule', 'Maraval' and 'Comballe'.
List of trees and shrubs with edible fruits:
Black Chokeberry 'Viking' (Aronia melanocarpa 'Viking'), slightly acidic berries, purple black used in jam-making.
Blueberry Bush 'Jersey' (Vaccinium corymbosum 'Jersey'), slightly acidic fruits, from August.
Common Hazel (Corylus avellana), nuts from September.
Common Walnut (Juglans regia), nuts from end of October, delicious in salads .
'Jenny' Self Fertile Kiwi (Actinidia chinensis 'Jenny'), hardy to -12°C.
Pineapple Guava (Feijoa sellowiana), fruits rich in vitamin C and pineapple taste, only grows in warm climate areas.
Raspberry 'Fall Gold' (Rubus idaeus 'Fall Gold'), soft fruits, fragrant, orangey yellow, double cropping and self-fertile variety.
Raspberry 'Heritage' (Rubus idaeus 'Heritage'), soft and fragrant fruits, double cropping and self - fertile variety.
Red Chokeberry 'Brilliant' (Aronia arbutifolia 'Brilliant'), bright red fruits from the Autumn.
Strawberry Tree (Arbutus unedo), hardy to -12°C, its fruits look like a strawberry.
Sea Buckthorn (Hippophae rhamnoides), extremely decorative fruits, rich in vitamin C.
White Mulberry (Morus alba), pinkish white fruits, sweet.

Edible Hedge 'Ophélie', provides edible red fruits throughout the summer.

See the catalogue of tree and shrubs with edible fruits
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