Devon Milligan is the owner of Rockin' M Farms LLC. which was established in 1991. The chestnut trees were originally planted by David English who retired from the business in 2015. There are now over 2700 trees on 41ac and we continue to expand to meet the needs of our fellow chestnut lovers.
Rockin' M Farms is a small, family run operation and we take pride in our orchard and the nuts we produce. We strive to be an industry leader in Florida growing and selling gourmet chestnuts to everyone across the U.S. to enjoy!
Our harvest season usually starts around September 1st and runs through October.
Our chestnuts are harvested everyday. After being picked, they are then washed, sorted by size, bagged in 25 pound bags and then put back in refrigeration until shipped. They are inspected several times during the process:
- When first harvested
- When washed
- When sorted
- When bagged
The last inspection is when they are mailed out for sale. We do everything we can to ensure you receive the highest quality gourmet chestnuts available.
We do not use pesticides and our nuts are not fumigated to preserve freshness. Florida grown chestnuts are naturally bug-free!
Our Chestnut trees are Chinese hybrids that are naturally blight resistant. Unfortunately a major blight wiped out the American Chestnut tree starting back in the early 1900's and it has never recovered. Read more about the blight on the Chestnut blight wikipedia article.
If you would like to order chestnuts, place your order early, as we our usually sold out before Thanksgiving.