If you place it in a pot with a normal seed/cutting compost and leave it
outside it should germinate without any problems - sweet chestnut is not
native to the British Isles but it is widely naturalised and regenerates on
its own. Perhaps, if you live in the colder north a little bit of protection
during the winter might help - in the south there should be no problem
Marcus Knigt wrote:
> Hi i have a sweet chestnut seed, still in its prickly wrapping of shell,
> which i picked up recently from under a tree.
>> I would like to grow it, but can anyone tell me when is the best time of
> year to start (now?). Are there any special conditions? Temperatures?
> Scratching the surface etc?
>> Ive tried searching the interent but to no avail.
>> Thanks for your help