Bisalta #3 Grafted Chestnut Tree
Beautiful , large spreading trees, Bisalta #3 Grafted Chestnut Tree features long, tropical looking, glossy green foliage and showy cascades of fragrant, yellow male catkins in mid-summer. In the fall you can harvest bountiful crops of sweet and nutritious nuts encased in unique, spiny, golden brown burrs.
Bisalta #3 is particularly well adapted to areas with wet springs and makes a great pollinator for other chestnut varieties. Somewhat chestnut blight susceptible, Bisalta #3 is best suited to areas west of the Rockies where the chestnut blight typically isn’t a problem. 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 25 ft. or more in height at maturity. Bisalta #3 is hardy to minus 15 degrees F., USDA Zone 5 and usually begin bearing 2-4 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: Pollination Requirements: Plant at least two trees for nut production.
Hardiness: Bisalta #3 Grafted Chestnut Tree is hardy to minus 25F.
Bearing Age: 3-4 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 #3 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 #3 in those regions.
USDA Zone: 5
Sunset Western Zone: 2-9, 14-17
Sunset Northeast Zone: 31, 32, 34-41