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Offline jvalentour

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Chestnut Trees
« 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.

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Re: Chestnut Trees
« Reply #1 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.

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Re: Chestnut Trees
« Reply #2 on: November 03, 2017, 07:23:42 pm »
Where in Florida? If in my area, I would like to check them out.
Jim

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Re: Chestnut Trees
« Reply #3 on: November 03, 2017, 08:02:48 pm »
There are a lot of chestnuts that do well just not american chestnut.
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Re: Chestnut Trees
« Reply #4 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...
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Re: Chestnut Trees
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Re: Chestnut Trees
« Reply #6 on: November 06, 2017, 09:14:02 pm »
Thanks JV. Not far from me.
Jim