Note: scion wood is NOT a tree
We offer high quality scion wood at $5/stick (8 inches). Quantities of some varieties are limited. Scion wood will be carefully labeled and shipped early spring, late March to early April depending on Spring weather. Call or email for clarification about shipping times. Detailed grafting instructions are also available at our website.
Deadline for ordering nut scionwood is March 31
Amy—Chinese selection made by Greg Miller in Ohio. Produces heavy crops of medium to large nuts.
Arbor Laedi—Reliable, very heavy bearer of large/extra-large nuts, unique to Red Fern Farm.
Asp—Precocious, reliable, heavy bearer of medium-sized nuts, unique to Red Fern Farm.
Auburn Super—Extremely large nuts, heavy bearing, sometimes overbears, excellent flavor.
Blondie—Luvalls Monster seedling, produces extra-large, attractive nuts of a light brown color. Unique to Red Fern Farm.
Chateau Rouge—Seedling of Gideon, sibling of Iowa Golden, also had a normal nut crop in 2020 following a late frost that ruined the crop on other trees.
Giant Badger I— Extra cold-hardy Chinese X American hybrid from Minnesota that produces extra-large nuts, up to 24 grams. Pollen fertile.
Giant Badger II— Extra cold-hardy Chinese X American hybrid from Minnesota that produces extra-large nuts, up to 24 grams. Pollen sterile.
Gideon—Large nuts, heavy bearing, excellent flavor.
Iowa Golden—Seedling of Gideon, this tree had a normal crop of nuts in 2020 when most trees had no crop due to a late frost.
Ken—(J X E) X Chinese hybrid. A seedling of either Precoce Migoule or Bouche de Betizac, crossed with unknown Chinese cultivar. This seedling is very vigorous and fast growing . It is a reliable, very heavy bearer of extra-large Chinese type nuts. Unique to Red Fern Farm.
Mark—This superior pure Chinese seedling is a reliable heavy bearer of large nuts. Mark was selected and developed at Red Fern Farm where it has been earning a lot of money for many years.
Mike—This superior pure Chinese seedling of Auburn Super is very vigorous and is a reliable heavy bearer of large to extra-large nuts. Mike was selected and developed at Red Fern Farm.
Mossbarger—Large nuts, heavy bearing, precocious, extra cold-hardy.
Peach—One of Greg Millers’ (president of the Chestnut Growers of America and founder of Empire Chestnuts) very best selections. It is a reliable bearer of extra-large nuts. This is one of the few varieties that never over-bears. The nuts are fuzzy like a peach, thus the name.
Qing—(pronounced “ching”) is currently the standard for comparison among Chinese chestnuts. It produces an extra-large nut with a dark mahogany color, an unusually glossy luster, and exceptional flavor and keeping qualities. Cold hardy to at least -30°F, zone 5a.
Qingsu—Seedling of Qing X Auburn Super, Extremely heavy bearing, large-extra-large nuts. Unique to Red Fern Farm.
Red Fern Super—Large, blocky nuts, heavy bearing. Unique to Red Fern Farm.
Resilient—A reliable heavy bearer of large nuts, this really stood out in 2019 as the only tree out of about 1200, to bear a full, normal crop. Only 2% of the other trees had any nuts at all, and then only handful per tree.
Shotgun—Large nuts when it doesn’t over-bear, heavy bearing, precocious.
Sleeping Giant— An older cultivar selected by Dick Jaynes in Connecticut. Although it is a complex hybrid, its characteristics are very Chinese-like, and its offspring are consistently Chinese-like and of reliable quality. It is early ripening, excellent quality, and unusually consistent bearing from year-to-year, although yields are not especially high. (description from Route 9 Cooperative)
Szego—Extra-large, attractive nuts, heavy bearing, burs don’t always open, some susceptibility to blight.