2022 Nella Chestnut Farm Update

Chestnuts start falling in October and Nella Chestnut Farm will be open Sep 24th until Oct 30th for U-pick 7 days a week from 9am to 5pm. The price for U-pick is $10.00 per pound. TIP: Here's your chance to do a little dance and use your shoe covered feet to kick the chestnuts out of their burrs and away, and then pick up the fresh shiny chestnuts. Alternative method: Glvoes are not needed, but you can bring a pair of leather gloves to protect your hands if you want. Buckets are provided for gathering chestnuts. If you have questions, please email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.    Face masks are highly recommended but not mandatory.


Nella Chestnut Farm - Colossal Chestnut Tree

Nella Chestnut Farm & Carbon Sequestration is now only U-pick

Our trees grow in the fertile soils located in the heart of the Hood River Valley, Oregon, at the base of beautiful Mt. Hood. We grow the colossal variety of chestnuts, which is a Japanese-European grafted hybrid. These chestnuts were not only developed for their superior size but also for their sweetness and ease of peeling. The nuts themselves are about 2 - 3 inches in diameter and will average 18-23 nuts to the pound. They are typically harvested in late September through October and kept in cold storage until they are sold. The first chestnut trees were planted in 1994. Additional acres were planted in 1995 across Neal Creek that separates our farm acreage. 


What to Wear:
It's strongly recommended that you wear sturdy, closed toe shoes against the prickly chestnut burrs that have fallen on the ground overnight. Super handy for kicking the chestnutes out of their burrs and picking up the fresh chestnuts. If you prefer, you can bring a pair of leather gloves to protect your hands.


How to get here: