Chestnuts are large trees growing to 10 – 15m high and up to 10m wide. Grafted trees usually bear well after 4 years. Nuts are harvested after falling from the tree.
Chestnut trees enjoy warm summers and cold winters, and are therefore best grown in the Perth hills or in the South West of WA.
“Purton’s Pride” produces smooth textured sweet nuts in late season. Fruit falls freely from the burr, is easy to peel and is excellent boiled, steamed, or roasted.
Pollination: Mostly self fertile, however it is recommended to plant at least two different varieties for best results.