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  • For better results, orders placed during the summer will be delivered in the fall

Hybrid chestnut 'Labor day'

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This tree needs pollination
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'Labor Day' is a tree selected from the late Norman Higgins' orchard in Perry, Michigan. The mother tree is approximately 50 years old and has several vertically growing trunks. It is reported to be Korean or to have some Korean genetics (probably Japanese, C. crenata). It is a prolific pollen producer that sheds pollen early and for three weeks, which should help pollinate early flowering European/Japanese cultivars like Colossal, Bouche de Betizac and Precoce Migoule.

It is a good producer of nuts. The most beneficial characteristics of Labor Day are its abundant and early pollen, synchronized with Colossal, and the fact that it produces mature nuts during the second and third weeks of September. In southern Michigan, it will produce nuts the week of Labor Day (first Monday in September). In northern Michigan it will not produce nuts as early, but much earlier than Colossal. Early harvest is crucial in areas of northern Michigan where early frosts can damage nuts still attached to trees. For growers who do not need early production, this tree is a good producer of high quality nuts and the nuts are easy to store for early markets. This tree has been propagated and planted in experimental plots and on farms in the southern and northern parts of the Lower Peninsula of Michigan and has given good results.

Hardiness Zones

  • 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a

Specific port

  • Étalé

Growth speed

  • Modérée

Flowering period

  • Mi-juin

Number of years for production

8 ans

Harvest month

  • Octobre

Light

  • Soleil

IMPORTANT: We do not deliver trees 6' and over! (Nursery pickup only)

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