2016 ACCF American Chestnut

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  1. letemgrow

    letemgrow Active Member

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    Surprised to see that little spiny thing on top of the chestnut! Way too tall now for me to get at the bur and I doubt it's pollinated anyways.

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  2. Brushpile

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    Are you still an American Chestnut purist, or do you plant other chestnuts? It looks like you're having some success with American Chestnuts, are those special seeds?
     
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    I like your progression of photos. Congrats on a bur - that is how it begins - first one and soon others will follow.

    How far away would you plant a Chinese Chestnuts to keep your Americans pure - avoid a hybrid situation?

    Thanks for the post.
     
  4. Merle Hawggard

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    Incredible! My biggest tree is from 09 nuts and never bloomed that I could tell. I plan on looking it over close next week to see if it has a bur now.
    I had all last year's nuts, but 2 germinate this spring and they've made pretty good growth so far. Still got to get my report in, but I'll get it this week.
    How many other accf trees do you have growing?
     
  5. letemgrow

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    100% American Chestnuts only on my place.

    Planted others elsewhere, but I feel it's not that hard to get nuts on straight American stock when treating them like apples trees, just takes a little work and when they blight, they resprout and start again so they r never a lost cause.

    These r American Chestnut Cooperators Foundation seeds and all I'm allowed to plant per their guidelines.
     
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    Glad to see you're still at it. Is there a blight resistant stain that's been found yet?
     
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    Phil,

    Does that mean all you can plant on that farm? I am thinking they want to keep their trees pollenated by Americans. Am I thinking correctly?

    I admire your dedication to that cause.
     
  8. letemgrow

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    Yes, it's a pollination issue.
     
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    They have blight resistant parent trees but only so many of the young trees will inherit that. They cross two different, resistant trees to get offspring even more resistant. Then keep passing that down the line.
     
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    Just this one and another planted last fall. Had a beautiful stand on the farm at another site till the 3 year drought and high temps smoked them.

    This tree made it through the dry and the extremely wet during the same time period so I'll expand achestnut planting here in the future.
     
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    ACCF said 1/2 mile or a mile....it was far enough either way on my place so the details did not make much difference to me.
     
  12. Brushpile

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    Do you know what became of the Ozark Chinkapin Foundation?

    Also, what do you know about Concordia Oak Seedling and nut availability? My Concordia had acorns this year, but lost them do to drought.
     
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    Ozark Chinquapin Foundation is still around far as I know?

    Concordias were had last fall straight from a resident there in Concordia. MDC Nursery may have quit messing with them and to be honest, I've not kept in touch with the tree as much since they r secure on my place and a couple other properties now.
     
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    The reason I ask is that other members have been looking for Concordia acorns or seedlings without success, and I thought you were in the know.
     
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    Understood, it's a neat conversation piece to have. I do know that last fall the resident was giving out 10-20 per person, so I don't think a ton were had and most likely not enough to send to MDC to make it worth their while.
     
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    Id love to get the contact info on that person.Are your trees producing yet?
     
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    Jon Petersen is the guy and some of mine r producing now.
     
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    Id love a few nuts from a Concordia if you have any to offer!
     
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    I'll see how many I can get if I'm back there when they r ripe. Can for sure get scions off the trees tho.
     
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    When was this seeded ie how old is it?
     

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