UMCA(TM) Chestnut PQK seedlings - Bare root - Spring Ship
The University of Missouri Horticulture and Agroforestry Research Center ("HARC") chestnut grove is considered one of the best sources of hybrid chestnuts, as their grove of chestnuts contains some of the best chestnut tree cultivars available. Included among these cultivars are the UMCATM PQK seedling trees. These UMCATM seedling trees descend from three high performing grafted cultivars: Peach, Qing, and Kohr, which are crossed via a controlled pollen cloud in an isolated grafted orchard at HARC.
Trees are 12" to over 20" tall and up to 36"when shipped.
When mature at 25 years they generally are about 25 to 35 feet tall and 25 feet wide, with a round form as shown. Some seedlings can be much taller.
Chestnuts often start producing nuts in year 4 or 5.
We suggest using UMCATM PQK seedling trees for a successful chestnut orchard.
You can eat fresh or make your own gluten free deliciously sweet flour. The nuts fall free to the ground. All you have to do is pick them up.
Please see our web pages on chestnuts to learn more or buy our book.
Trees were started in March in our greenhouse to produce larger caliper than most nurseries.
We ship Mid-April to Early-June. We cannot ship to the west coast states or where chestnut gall wasp's quarantines exist. We do not have chestnut gall wasps on our farm.. We cannot ship to Canada for small orders.
Reminder a "cultivar" is a clone of the parent tree and performs just like the parent as it is the one and same genetics. Whereas, "seedlings" are just like children, it inherits traits from both parents and what traits are expressed we learn as it matures.
For tax exempt orders please email email@example.com with the desired quantity and your ship too address. We give discounts for quantity orders.