XfrogPlants Sweet Chestnut
( Castanea sativa )
This XfrogPlants Sweet Chestnut 3D model collection contains
highly detailed, fully textured variations of the plant at different ages.
Tree, deciduous broadleafOrigin:
Europe, Northern Africa, Western AsiaEnvironment:
sub-Mediterranean forests, on acidic soil, up to 900 m.Climate:
The Sweet Chestnut has been diffused all over Europe by the Romans. It is found in mixed woods (with English and Turkey Oaks, Sea Pine, European Beech). Because of the fruits, it was cultivated since a very ancient age, even before the cereals were. In the Middle Ages, sweet chestnuts were the main food source for the populations of Southern Europe.