Horse Chestnut (Aesculus hippocastanum), packet of 3 seeds, organic [INTL NO]

(2 customer reviews)

$9.95

Note:  The current crop looks good and we are now taking orders.  Will ship as soon as seed is ripe–late September.

Family:  Soapberry (Hippocastanaceae)

Hardy to Zones 3 to 8

(Conker Tree)  Native to the Balkans in Southeastern Europe, Horse chestnut is a stout deciduous tree to 90 feet tall, magnificent, with a spreading crown tipped by handsomely swollen, resiny buds.  An excellent choice for creating the mature landscape.  The nuts are employed for making Bach remedies and as a natural whitening agent used by dyers and weavers.  Traditional usage (TWM): low-dose botanical used for tonifying blood vessels.  We are supplying fresh, moist, cold-stored nuts freed from the pericarp, prepared for immediate planting.  Bury seeds 3 inches deep in rich, moist soil in the outdoor propagation bed or in a deep pot.  You can plant one to 3 seeds per pot.  Seeds planted in the fall to early spring will germinate and grow in the spring.  If seeds are already sprouted on receipt, plant 3 inches deep with sprout down and tamp securely.  The aerial parts will soon show.

3 seeds per packet, Certified Organically Grown

 

 

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  1. alilcountrygirlatheart

    Ask and Ye shall receive

    alilcountrygirlatheart (verified owner)

    My chestnuts have sprouted so much, I can’t wait to make some salves!

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    Andre Edwards

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    Can they be eaten or make into a cream? Thank you

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Horse chestnuts are not eaten, but yes, with skill they can be made into a cream for external use. For a level-headed assessment of how to use this rather glorious tree please see my book “Making Plant Medicine.”

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    Admin Richo Cech

    Horse Chestnut (Aesculus hippocastanum)
     
    There in the moist dark,
    A mighty seed doth lurk,
    Probes down into the murk,
    Begins to swell and crack.
    Then, throwing off its cloak,
    No longer locked in the night,
    Raises new leaves to the light.

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