- Nov 7, 2021
Thank you very much! Great info. I found it very helpful. I had no idea there was so much interest in chestnuts. I’m not sure if you follow Don Higgins “Chasing Giants”but he wrote an article regarding chestnuts including the Dunstan. Some leading chestnut experts that he interviews found virtually no identifiable difference between the two strains but Chinese chestnuts are sold quite a bit cheaper. I didn’t realize people like yourself are growing and selling the Dunstan strain at a cheaper costHey whitetail1971. Take a look at the classified forum. I have an ad for American Chestnut (Dunstan variety). In that ad I go into depth about how I plant chestnuts. Read the whole thread lots of information. This system works good as this is what I’ve done for seven years. Have 260 trees in four orchards that are 2 1/2 to 6 1/2 years old. Research Dunstan chestnuts I highly recommend and closest thing to true American Chestnut and blight resistant. Had 300 seedlings sold all but 30. You could pm me and exchange phone numbers if you had more questions. Not trying to sell you any trees but I have information that could help you like where to get Dunstan seeds or where to buy larger trees. I don’t sell fruit trees but have planted and recommend deer pear Mexican plum American persimmons and wild crab apple. The one problem I see you having is bears. When your trees are young and fruiting you will have to find a way to keep the bears from tearing them down. If you have bought trees you should have them already planted or heel in outside for the winter. If you have bought seed they need to be cold stratified for about four months then put into tree tubes. Also if you bought seed it needs to be viable seed and not processed (heated) for eating. Hope this helps.