I have a bumper crop of hybrid chestnuts for sale for eating and for seed. These chestnuts are from Layeroka and Skioka trees acquired from Bear Creek in the early 90s. Quite sweet and can be roasted, boiled, pureed quite easily. They can also be boiled and frozen for much longer keeping. Keep in mind that chestnuts are perishable and typically last about a month in the fridge before they start to get very hard.
1/2 pound eating chestnuts, $7 + $5.95 flat rate priority shipping.
1 pound eating chestnuts, $12 + $5.95 flat rate priority shipping.
Premium seed chestnuts are $1/per with a $5 minimum + $5.95 flat rate priority shipping. All seed chestnuts are 12 grams/per or larger.
What do you recommend doing about chestnut weevils? I'd love some hybrid chestnut trees, we have Chinese chestnuts which are nice and productive but the weevil makes it hard to get a good crop and is very prohibitive in the market.
Location: Dreamtime Village, Wisconsin
posted 5 years ago
The trees growing here have consistently seen -25F tho in the last few years the winters have been milder. This year's bumper crop could very well be a result of a mild winter, I don't know. I'm in Zone 4b in southwest WI. It's my understanding that the Jack Gelatly varieties are a cross of American / European / Chinese / Japanese tho this is just anecdotal.
As for weevil, I haven't seen it on my chestnuts here. The reigning chestnut expert, Mark Shepard, would be a good person to answer that question. I do know that I have hazelnut weevil in my hazels and they easily get half the nuts every year. Some years are worse than others.