Chestnut Seeds for Planting

(53 customer reviews)


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1 Lb of Chestnut Seeds. No heat sterilization process. Nuts are viable. 👍 Seeds need to be stratified to achieve results. Information on how to stratify chestnuts can be found on our “Faq Page” under the “Planting” section.

These Chestnuts are hand selected from the best producing Chestnut trees on our farm. Each pound of Chestnuts will have between 39 to 48 Chestnuts depending on their sizes.


Additional information

Weight1 lbs

53 reviews for Chestnut Seeds for Planting

  1. Jason flaitz (verified owner)

    Thank you for the fast shipping!!! They all looked great, except 5 of them were not good. Thank you

  2. donnie oneal (verified owner)

    Lightning fast service. Will definitely order again next year.

  3. Chris Drozs (verified owner)

    Second year ordering seed nuts. Last year recieved 45 nuts and 44 grew and are 2 foot tall in tree tubes. Great product and wonderful customer service A+++++

  4. Greg Smith

    Ordered 4 pounds. Received in 2 days. Every single nut was quality. I’m starting an orchard so I’ve ordered from several places and Chestnut Ridge is by far the best in service and chestnut quality so far.

  5. Patrick Lantz (verified owner)

    First order from CRPC. Received 2 lbs of planting chestnuts 2 days after order placed. I had a question before the order arrived about peat moss; CRPC responded promptly. Enclosed directions for cold stratification are straightforward. Looking forward to April and chestnut sprouts ready for transplanting. Will definitely order from CRPC again.

  6. Azor and Judy (verified owner)

    We ordered 1 pound of Chestnut seeds and the order was shipped fast and packaged nicely, we got instruction on how to take care of your seeds as soon as you get them, We where very pleased with this business and how they handled our order. Very well done, we will reorder

  7. michael pisanelli (verified owner)

    First time buyer from Chestnut Ridge . I am very impressed with the prompt shipping and great packing. Have been growing chestnut trees for three years now (in tubes) and have trees over 10′ tall. These were from Empire and am pleased with them but thought I’d shake it up and try some from CROPK. They immediately went to the fridge for stratifying. Pleased-thanks!

  8. Peter Antonowski (verified owner)

    I have purchased these seeds every year for the last 3 years and have had really good success with them. I live in upstate PA. and these do really well even with our winters the only suggestion I would make is make sure you use tree tubes they really speed up there growth and protect them from deer.

  9. Kevin (verified owner)

    First time customer. Easy to order. Shipped immediately. Received in good condition with easy to follow instructions. Looking forward to getting them in the ground.

  10. laurel n (verified owner)

    Received my first order (1 lb, 40 seeds) for planting, none of the seeds floated, immediately went into cold storage per directions. Hoping for great results in the spring.

  11. Eric Rabren (verified owner)

    The nuts I ordered last year have done excellent. Planted some in tree tubes and that made all the difference in the world. I have some trees coming out of the top of a 5’ tree tube the first year. I germinated 88 seeds (2 lbs.) and had 81 successfully sprout. I done as the instructions entailed and the outcome was great.

  12. Chad (verified owner)

    2nd year ordering the Dunstans. I stratified 350 last year and 99% germination rate. (I ate a few pounds). Planted over 200 trees this year and have more in the refrigerator now. Best in the business!

  13. Wesley (verified owner)

    Great service! My 5th year of buying seeds from Chestnut Ridge.

  14. Alisa (verified owner)

    So EXCITED to get my first shipment of seed nuts! FAST delivery, packed beautifully with GR8 instructions. Quality of nuts are Superior! God Bless you!!

  15. (verified owner)

    Second season of orders. Exactly as ordered. Fast shipping, friendly, quick service and couldn’t ask for more! Thank You

  16. Philip SPAUDE (verified owner)

    Arrived well with great instructions. The labeling however could be improved. I’d recommend labeling with “Dunstan” to confirm this is what I ordered. Or did I get another cultivar?

  17. Trevor S (verified owner)

    Easy to order, they arrived fast and they look great!

  18. mseawright (verified owner)

    Easy ordering. Fast shipping. Good looking product.

  19. Chad Szakacs (verified owner)

    Second year ordering from Chestnut Ridge. Same as last year, ordering is so simple and I love that they give me heads up as to when we can order. 6 pounds of chestnut seeds and they are all peacefully sleeping in potting soil in my refrigerator. (Ha, not married). Everything about ordering from here is perfect. The trees I planted last year were beautiful and I’m looking forward to ordering for many years until I can supply my own chestnuts.

  20. Eric Rabren (verified owner)

    I made my order three days before I came home from work. By the time I got home, the two pounds of seed nuts were already there. I’m very excited to see what comes of this as I just refrigerated them today. 25 Oct. 2018. This is my first go at Chestnuts or any nuts for that matter. I am a hunter however and look forward to bringing deer to my property, although I doubt my wife and daughter will let me take a shot at one. All things said I’m very pleased, fast shipping, clean, large nuts. Now the wait game. Come on spring time.

  21. Paul Conter

    Items came as expected and shipping was LIGHTNING fast! Can’t wait to see what grows!

  22. Sandy Altizer (verified owner)

    Received my order in three days. All the nuts are very solid and.clean. Placed them in the fridge on 10/24/2018. Will see how they look in Spring, after about 4 months of nurturing and then hopefully into pots.

  23. Wes (verified owner)

    Seeds arrived 2 1/2 days after purchase, cold stratifying as of a couple of hours ago, will definitely be ordering again next year. Only thing I can think of is that I don’t believe I ordered enough.

  24. Larry Roberts

    First time order. The planting nuts came in 3 days. I put them in somewhat moist peat, then into the fridge. Cannot wait to put them into pots and then into grow tubes in the fall. Seems like a great company so far from what I’ve seen and heard.

  25. Clark Lamoreux (verified owner)

    Mary Beth was awesome to work with. This is our first time dealing with Chestnut Ridge of Pike County and Mary Beth was SOOO helpful. Answered all of our questions. We placed an order for 1 lb of chestnut seeds on Oct 5th 2018. They shipped to us on Oct 8th and arrived on Oct 13th. The 1 lb bag equated to +/-45 nuts. Started the cold stratification process on Oct 14th. Never done this before so we are anxious to see how this goes. We have 20 acres of field and looking forward to starting the orchard. I guess in the Spring of 2019 we will transplant the seeds to 1 gallon starter pots, nurture them for a year then transplant them into the field in Spring of 2020. PS…we were SOO pleased with Mary Beth’s help and the nuts themselves that today I ordered 2 additional pounds of chestnut seeds Great job CRPC. Thank you.

  26. David V (verified owner)

    I ordered 2 lbs last year, 84 nuts, lost 8 to mold during stratification. Protect them while you wait for them to sprout if you put them outside. Squirrels will help themselves. 90+% success rate. I will be doing a fall transplant from the pots on October 20th, 2018. They are very healthy strong trees from 18 to 30 in tall. Mind you I live and grew them in MN and will transplant in IL.

  27. John Grover (verified owner)

    Second year purchasing nuts for planting. Last year two pounds was 88 nuts. Lost 8 to mold during stratification and the remaining 80 rooted. Very happy and I just placed another order this year for two more pounds. Excellent product.

  28. Roy A Griffin (verified owner)

    Excellent Service- 2017 was my first time ordering and I have just ordered my 2018 nuts to plant to help supplement my 700 tree orchard.

  29. brian fauth (verified owner)

    my first year, nuts arrived quickly, out of about 60 seeds only 2 didn’t sprout, excellent product!

  30. Jayme (verified owner)

    Ordered 3lbs of chestnuts around 148 nuts and they sprouted in March planted them in root starter trays produced around 125 seedlings great success for first time ordering

  31. Jeffrey Pilger

    Just because these are sold out does not mean you cannot use the chestnuts that have undergone the heat sterilization process for planting. I have had huge success using the nuts meant for consumption for planting. My germination rates have been well over 90% and I have some 2-3 year old trees that are 8 to 10 foot tall producing chestnuts already!!

    • CRPK

      Hello Jeffrey,

      our wonderful chestnuts are NOT heat sterilized, that is why you can plant them if properly stratified!!! Happy to hear you are having great germination success!!!

  32. Jon Marson (verified owner)

    Great service and fast delivery. I bought 4 pounds of seeds which equated to 137 individual seeds.

  33. Robert (verified owner)

    Extremely fast service!

  34. John Reist (verified owner)

    Received my 2 lbs of chestnut, 116 seeds. Last year I ordered a pound and had 95% germination. Nov 1st I went out to fix a tree tube that fell over, the tree seedling was healthy with leaf buds for next year

  35. Ron Greenwood (verified owner)

    Outstanding chestnuts for planting. High success rate. Two year old trees seven plus feet tall. Thanks Chestnut Ridge

  36. Dave Darty (verified owner)

    Good price and great, fast service. Good looking nuts, wish I’d ordered enough to plant AND Eat .
    Clear specific instructions on how to handle and store until next spring

  37. Brad Zoller (verified owner)

    This is my second year purchasing seed chestnuts last year I had 54 out of the 56 nuts germinated for a 96% germination rate and 42 of the 56 nuts grew into trees for 75% success rate some of the trees reached 25 inches tall grew them in rootmaker trays will plant in spring. Great chestnuts for growing trees and sharing the seedlings with family and friends to plant.Thanks Chestnut Ridge!!!

  38. Mark Myers (verified owner)

    My first venture into growing chestnut trees from seed. Started cold stratification last week. Thanks for the great service and communication with my order.

  39. David Bootz (verified owner)

    Product look great can’t wait to plant next spring

  40. James Houston (verified owner)

    Great service, great product

  41. Jayme fraser (verified owner)

    First year ordering chestnut seeds. Ordered chestnuts on a Thursday they shipped them on Monday and I received them on Wednesday what more can a guy ask for. I started the stratification process on Friday and plan on posting positive results later

  42. Steve M. (verified owner)

    Seed stock was well packed and was complimented with very good shipment communication regarding my order. I will be placing nuts in cold stratification this week and waiting for spring. Based on other reviews I’m excited and expecting good results.

  43. Greg Sermersheim (verified owner)

    This is my second year purchasing these seed chestnuts from Chestnut Ridge. These seeds are hand chosen by the man in charge over there by the name of Dale. I have talked with him a few times when I thought I was in trouble growing my first set of trees. He is very helpful and knows chestnuts!!!! I stratified 90 seeds last year and have 88 of the 90 in 5 gallon pots up to 24″ tall right now. Will plant all of them in the spring. These seeds are AWESOME!!!!!!
    Many thanks Dale and his crew over there in P. C. (Mary Beth was awesome too)

  44. Chad (verified owner)

    Preparing to start a chestnut orchard in central NY. Seeds looked wonderful, they are resting in my refrigerator for the winter! I ordered 10 pounds and received well over 400 seeds. Very excited, will order again next year.

  45. Jim Bates (verified owner)

    Received 2 pounds of planting chestnuts in a timely manner. 88 nuts in brown paper bag. I am following the instruction sheet and the nuts are in my refrigerator for the next 3 months. Very happy thus far and will change rating to 5 stars once my trees are sprouting.

  46. Glen Lauffer (verified owner)

    I had no bad experience getting these quality chestnuts. Easy and fast. What more can I say besides thank you!

  47. Eric Sandschafer (verified owner)

    Looking forward to these chestnuts producing some great trees in our orchard! I float tested 4 lbs of these and had zero floaters. Thanks!

  48. James Zimpfer

    I purchased 10 pounds of chestnuts last October for wildlife food plots. Some of the nuts were sown directly in the ground and I estimate 75% of these grew. I also stratified 200 chestnuts in dampened peat moss and refrigerated them until May, when I planted them in one gallon pots. Germination rate for these was 97%, and they are now ready for transfer to their permanent location. They are about 18 inches tall after 1 season of growth.

  49. Lloyd Johnson III (verified owner)

    I have been purchasing seed chestnuts every year since 2012. I start the chestnuts out in damp peat moss in the refrigerator. Once they start to put out a root I plant them in the ground and use a 5 ft Plantra tree protector. I have had trees grow in excess of 5 feet in a single growing season and hit as high as 11 feet the following year. This year I had a few trees produce chestnuts just 4 years after they were a chestnut on a tree themselves. I know of no other hard mast that can reproduce itself in 4 years. Keep competing grass away from your seedlings with either mulch or weed mats and once that taproot hits good moisture stand by for unbelievable growth. I am certainly glad I found Chestnut Ridge and I will continue to be a customer.

  50. Gary Congleton (verified owner)

    Great seed nuts. High germination rate, grew some 4′-5′ trees this year. Chestnut Ridge people very helpful.

  51. Matt (verified owner)

    I have purchased a pound of Chestnut seeds for planting the last three years. I have never had a “floater” and all but six over the three year period germinated. Very high quality nuts. You won’t be disappointed. They sell out quickly so order early.

  52. Roy McKey (verified owner)

    This is my third season to purchase the chestnuts seeds.
    Very pleased with the performance of the seeds as well as the outstanding service.
    Thank y’all for the hard work and God Bless.

  53. Mike V.

    Planted 109 ( 2 pounds ) ” Chestnut seeds for planting ” last year. I had a germination rate of 94.5 % and grew 103 trees to 24-36 inches before May. Great seeds and great producer. Fast service. Order early !!!

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