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    Sweet chestnut (Castanea  sativa)

    A sweet chestnut tree reaches the height of up to 30 metres. 
    Frost-resistant down to -30.

    The fruit of sweet chestnut is called marron. 
    It reaches 3 cm in diameter and is enclosed in a spiky sheath. 
    The sheath may reach up to 10 cm in diameter! 
    The fruit of Castanea sativa ripens in October, as well as in November.

    It should be planted in sunny, quiet spots that are shielded from cold winds. 
    Sweet chestnut does not have any special requirements, and its cultivation is not very time-consuming.