Hybrid Chestnut (10 Pack)
Hybrid Chestnut (10 Pack)
Hybrid Chestnut (10 Pack)

Hybrid Chestnut (10 Pack)

Regular price$264.99
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Now accepting orders for Fall 2022!

Orders placed now will ship out in Fall of 2022. Ship dates will vary by state but will run Aug-Oct with Northern states receiving trees in Aug-Sept and Southern states receiving them in Sept-Oct. Ship dates will coincide with the correct fall planting timing in your region. A shipping notification will be sent out via email prior to your order being shipped with tracking info so you will know when to expect it.

Tree Size When Shipped: 12-36 inches tall

Variety: Castanea dentata X mollissima (This variety is also commonly called dunstan)

Time Till Production: 3-5 years Nut Size: 0.75 - 1.5 inch diameter

Height at Maturity: 60ft+

Spacing: 25-30ft

Nut Production at Maturity Per Year: 50-100lbs/tree (2,000-3,000lbs/acre)

Years Till Maturity: 15

Zone: 4-9 (From Northern Michigan to Central Florida) 

pH Range: 4.5-6.5

Time to Plant: Spring or Fall

 [Package of 10 of our Hybrid Chestnuts]

If you can't tell by our name, chestnuts are our bread and butter here at Whitetail Hill Chestnuts. If we had to recommend just one tree that we think every landowner should consider planting it would be our hybrid chestnuts. Chestnuts provide excellent nutrition, unmatched drawing power, are easy to grow, and are one of the fastest producing trees you can plant with production starting in just 3-5 years.

Chestnuts have extremely high drawing power for deer. They contain large amounts of carbs that help deer pack on fat stores ahead of winter and provide bucks with the needed energy for the rut.

Chestnuts have several advantages over oaks: Unlike many oaks chestnuts produce every year giving you a consistent food source you can count on year after year. Also unlike oaks, they contain no tannins. This gives them a sweet flavor that deer love. In fact, some studies have shown deer prefer chestnuts by as much as 100:1 over acorns. Deer absolutely love chestnuts and if your goal is to draw and hold deer on your land, you'll love chestnuts too. They simply can't be beat for attracting deer. Chestnuts are also attractive to other wildlife such as turkeys, raccoons, squirrels, and black bears.

Our trees are fast growing and will reach 6-8ft tall by the end of the next growing season under good conditions. They will produce nuts within 3-5 years making them one of the fastest producing wildlife tree plantings available. Mature trees can produce 100lbs of nuts per year, creating a huge food resource that will draw deer for miles around.

 

Planting and Growing

Our trees are container grown trees, they ship fully leafed out and ready to grow. This means they can be planted immediately at any time of year. The only limitation to planting time is adequate moisture. While many have had success planting these trees during the summer there are some additional steps to take to ensure success when planting during the summer. Head over to our Growing Guide, it has all the information you need to ensure your trees thrive. We recommend protecting your trees with a tree tube to prevent browsing by deer and rabbits. Tree tubes also increase the growth rate of trees significantly and help them survive dry conditions by increasing soil moisture at the roots. Click here to shop our tree tubes now.

 

Mycorrhizae

You've heard of inoculating plants like beans, peas, and clover, but did you know that you should be inoculating your trees too? That's right, trees have beneficial microbes that live on their roots just like other plants do. These microbes are called mycorrhizae. They grow in and on tree root systems and help them take up nutrients and water from the soil more effectively. Mycorrhizae increase root growth and root mass significantly which leads to healthier, more drought resistant, and faster growing plants. Many studies have shown the benefits of mycorrhizae for all kinds of plants including trees and we have seen it first hand in trees planted here on our farm. We don't plant any trees on our farm without mycorrhizae because of the difference it makes in drought tolerance, growth rate, and overall health of the tree. The mycorrhizae we sell is a strain known as Rhizophagus intraradices and is a beneficial soil fungus that forms a sponge-like mass on root systems helping them take up and store water and nutrients more effectively. It essentially increases the surface area of the root system. This mycorrhizae comes in the form of dry pellets that just need to be sprinkled in the hole before planting your tree. It’s an easy step that makes a huge difference in the success of your trees. Just sprinkle approximately one tablespoon into the hole just before planting your tree, then plant your tree as normal and the microbes will do the rest, easy as that. If you are ordering trees you can choose to have mycorrhizae included with them. Just select “Add mycorrhizae” from the dropdown menu above we will include enough inoculant in your order to treat all your trees with.

 


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Testimonials

★★★★★

I have ordered and planted well over 100 trees online from various wildlife tree sellers, including the big name brands, and the trees I just received from Whitetail Hill Chestnuts are the best looking trees I have ever received... EVER!  They are easily 2 feet tall and full of big green leaves. They will make a great addition to my deer and turkey hunting property in Oklahoma and I'm sure I will be ordering more!

Tim M.
Oklahoma
★★★★★

Ordered three of these to see how they looked. Wish I would of ordered more. They arrived fast and look really good. Will order more next season.

Nick E.
Tiffin, Ohio
★★★★★

The trees arrived in good condition and are doing good. I would definitely recommend.

Scott F.
Goose Creek, South Carolina
★★★★★

The trees were delivered in great condition, well packaged and very healthy.  I hope they grow up fast!

Dave P.
Woodville, Wisconsin
★★★★★


I ordered trees from Whitetail Hill they shipped my trees July 12 Priority Mail and were scheduled to arrive Thursday July 15th. When they didn't arrive on the 15th I checked the USPS tracking number that I was provided and USPS just kept telling me each day after that they were scheduled to arrive late. I emailed Whitetail Hill on July 19th and got a prompt response from Caleb H. My question to him was that if my trees did arrive what he thinks they would be alive he said there was a good chance that they wouldn't be and that he would do anything he could to help make the order right.


USPS finally delivered my trees on July 22nd. 7 days late on delivery with the box ripped in half. I open the package expecting to find my dead trees since they'd been in a box for 11 days to my surprise the trees were as green as ever. This just goes to show the quality of trees that these guys grow and send to us. I would highly recommend these guys and have already placed another order for more trees.

Jason R.
Mount Vernon, Kentucky

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