Precoce Migoule Chestnut – Grafted
SeedlingPrecoce Migoule Chestnut – Grafted is thought to be a hybrid of a Eurobella Seedling and a Japanese Chestnut. A French hybrid of European and Japanese Chestnuts, Precoce Migoule is a vigorous, cold hardy tree with an upright growth habit. One of the best chestnuts for cold climates, Precoce Migoule produces copious amounts of pollen early in the season and ripens its nuts up to two weeks before Colossal Beautiful , large spreading nut trees, Precoce Migoule Chestnut Seedling 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 balls.
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. They are hardy to minus 25 degrees F., USDA Zone 4 and usually begin bearing 2-4 years after planting. Plant two or more plants for cross-pollination.
Latin Name: Castanea spp.
Site and Soil: Precoce Migoule Chestnut Seedling – 3 Yr. like 1/2 day to full sun and well-drained soil.
Rootstock Description: Pollination Requirements: Plant at least two trees for nut production.
Hardiness: Chestnuts are hardy to minus 25ºF.
Bearing Age: 3-4 years after planting
Size at Maturity: 40-60+ ft. in height
Bloom Time: June
Ripening Time: Early September
Yield: 50+ lbs.
Pests & Diseases: Chestnuts are not bothered by pests or diseases in our region. Precoce Migoule Chestnuts are reportedly resistant to Chestnut Blight, a disease that affects some Chestnuts in the central and eastern parts of the US.
USDA Zone: 4
Sunset Western Zone: 2-9, 14-17
Sunset Northeast Zone: 31, 32, 34-41