The parents of these seedlings are a group of trees with genetics entirely from southeast Minnesota – zone 4b. The parent trees are blight-resistant Chinese X American hybrid crosses , but with larger nuts than normal for Minnesota chestnuts. Giant Badger I and Giant Badger II are part of this group. As is usual with chestnut hybrids, seedlings will be variable.
We sell these trees as potted or bare-rooted. Potted trees are grown from seed each Spring and are available to leave the nursery when they have developed a good root system. Usually potted trees may leave the nursery by late June. Bare-rooted trees are grown in a special bed for maximum root development all summer. They are dug and bundled in late November for shipping the following April. We ship these trees in April while they are still dormant.
Price for Bare-rooted, Less than 24 inches, (April only) or Potted (available June – September at the farm)
1 – 9 $8.50
10 – 99 $8.00
100 or more $7.50