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Title: Chestnut Trees
Post by: jalentour on November 03, 2017, 09:42:06 am
Has anyone had any luck growing chestnut?
I recently found a grower in Florida and they make it sound like blight is no longer a problem.
Title: Re: Chestnut Trees
Post by: 220 on November 03, 2017, 03:49:15 pm
Not much help as Im in Aus and blight isn't a issue but have a hundred or so trees.
Not a massive market for chestnuts in Aus and most customers now prefer the easy peel varieties so cattle get to eat most of ours.
Title: Re: Chestnut Trees
Post by: sawdstmakr on November 03, 2017, 07:23:42 pm
Where in Florida? If in my area, I would like to check them out.
Jim
Title: Re: Chestnut Trees
Post by: gww on November 03, 2017, 08:02:48 pm
There are a lot of chestnuts that do well just not american chestnut.
Cheers
gww
Title: Re: Chestnut Trees
Post by: Michael Bush on November 06, 2017, 11:13:30 am
>Has anyone had any luck growing chestnut?

I planted 7 American chestnuts this last year.  So far they have survived but they have not thrived.  Maybe they will get some roots under them and take off...
Title: Re: Chestnut Trees
Post by: jalentour on November 06, 2017, 05:37:44 pm
The Florida grower is:

http://www.chestnuthilltreefarm.com/
Title: Re: Chestnut Trees
Post by: sawdstmakr on November 06, 2017, 09:14:02 pm
Thanks JV. Not far from me.
Jim