Horse Chestnut (Aesculus hippocastanum), packet of 3 seeds, organic

$7.95

Please note:  Delivery of mature seeds starts Nov 1 and continues until the seeds are too sprouted to ship.

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, whith a spreading crown tipped by handsomely swollen, resiny buds.  An excellent choice for creating the mature landscape, the tree also makes a fine bonsai.  The nuts are employed for making Bach remedies and as a natural whitening agent used by dyers and weavers.  Traditional usage (TWM): 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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    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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