Chestnut Missouri HARC PQK seedlings - Bare root - Fall Ship
Missouri HARC chestnut grove is considered one of the best sources of hybrid chestnuts, as their grove of chestnuts contains some of the best chestnuts tree cultivars available.
Missouri HARC PQK are seedling trees that 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 the MU Horticulture &Agroforestry Research Center.
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.
HARC PQK is their suggestion of what will make 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-October to Mid-November. We cannot ship to the west coast states. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org with the desired quantity and your ship too address. We give discounts for quantity orders.
You need two trees for pollination. Cannot ship to the west coast or where chestnut gall wasp's quarantines exist. We do not have chestnut gall wasps on our farm.