Bisalta #2 Grafted Chestnut Tree
Bisalta #2 Grafted Chestnut Tree is a consistent producer of chestnuts every year without the issues of over producing to the point of breaking branches that is sometimes a problem in other varieties. Nuts are large and fall from from the burr mid season and are very easy to peel. Tree has a large spreading form. Originally from Italy. Unique among nuts, Chestnuts are high in starch and are delicious roasted or boiled. If you do not eat your nuts shortly after harvest, it is best to refrigerate them in plastic bags to keep them from drying out. Chestnuts like well-drained soil, full to half day sun and can grow 40 ft. or more in height at maturity. Bisalta #3 is hardy to minus 15 degrees F., USDA Zone 5 and usually begin bearing 3-5 years after planting. Plant two or more plants for cross-pollination.
Latin Name: Castanea sativa x crenata
Site and Soil: 1/2 day to full sun and well-drained soil.
Rootstock Description: Grafted onto hybrid chestnut seedlings
Pollination Requirements: Plant at least two trees for nut production.
Hardiness: Bisalta #2 Grafted Chestnut Tree is hardy to minus 25F.
Bearing Age: 3-5 years after planting
Size at Maturity: 40-60+ ft. in height
Bloom Time: June
Ripening Time: Late September-October
Yield: 50+ lbs.
Pests & Diseases: Chestnuts are not bothered by pests or diseases in our region. Bisalta #2 Chestnuts are somewhat susceptible to Chestnut Blight, a disease that affects some Chestnuts in the central and eastern parts of the US, so it is best not to plant Bisalta #2 in those regions.
USDA Zone: 5
Sunset Western Zone: 2-9, 14-17
Sunset Northeast Zone: 31, 32, 34-41