Sweet Chestnut - Castanea sativa

Product ref: F23925

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Loved by the Roman, Chestnuts are the definative, traditional Christmas nut.

How about growing your own tough hardy little trees to produce your own as healthy and tasty snacks. Supplied in approx. 1 litre containers, this starter tree is designed to be kept pruned and under control, like little cousins to their full sized full grown counterparts you'd find in parks, woodlands and hedgerows - after all, it is possible to grow and keep many trees as small as a Bonsai - although you'll need to get these to around 6ft tall to start enjoying crops it's perfectly possible to grow these delicious nuts in larger containers on the patio for an unusual crop. They'll also bring the benefit of providing some dappled summer shade as they grow. Keep as a bushy shrub or allow a few main branches to grow up and form a crown of branches.

Planted in the garden, they can be allowed to grow larger if you do not prune, and they do grow surprisingly fast once established - so you can sit under the branches in years to come during summer whilst you admire your developing crop. Come autumn, be ready to collect a bounty of beautiful nuts, that can also be stored for many months too. 

Just imagine, your own home-grown 'Chestnuts Roasting on an open fire!'