The American chestnut (Castanea dentata) is a large, monoecious deciduous tree of the beech family native to eastern North America. Before the species was devastated by the chestnut blight, a fungal disease, it was one of the most important forest trees throughout its range, and was considered the finest chestnut tree in the world.
We purchased Chinese Chestnut trees from Miller's Nursury approximately 6 - 10 years ago. Of the 6-8 trees we purchased - three have survived and two finally developed burrs this year. (We have also purchased replacement Chinese Chestnut trees from you this spring to replace what we have lost).
Chestnut, Chestnut Tree, Edible Chestnut, European Chestnut, Italian Chestnut, Marron, Portuguese Chestnut, Spanish chestnut and Sweet Chestnut is some of the common names of the sweet chestnuts. Chestnuts are a major food crop in regions where they are grown.