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Castanea sativa – Sweet Chestnut

Castanea sativa or Sweet Chestnut is also called Castanea vesca,
Castanea vulgaris belonging to the Fagaceae family is a large deciduous tree and is drought resistant. Castanea sativa or Sweet Chestnut produces edible fruits from male yellow catkins. The flowering season is in spring. It is native to Europe, Asia, Africa, and America. It should be planted in well-drained soil in the sun. You can propagate from seed or by grafting.

Castanea sativa
Castanea sativa

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