Chinkapin, Allegheny (Castanea pumila)

$7.50

30 in stock

Description

Castanea pumila, commonly known as the Allegheny chinquapin, American chinquapin (from the Powhatan) or dwarf chestnut, is a species of chestnut native to the southeastern United States. It is a spreading shrub or small tree, reaching 2–8 m (6 ft 7 in–26 ft 3 in) in height at maturity. The nut can be roasted much like the chestnut, and eaten whole as a snack. … Native Americans recognized the importance of chinquapin nuts, incorporating them into their seasonal food diet.

Bare root 18 – 24″