I got nuts from the NY chapter of the Am Chesnut Society. Plan was to grow in pots first year and second year to put to the ground. 25 pots planted in good soil. 17 emerged, every one blighted before they were 18" tall and died. Someone told me I needed to get nuts from the KY chapter but they don't have any. I heard Walmart had dunstans, but I haven't gone to check. Still on my list to do, get chestnuts going. I won't live to enjoy but it's all about stewardship.