Allegheny Chinkapin

Discussion in 'Fruit Trees' started by Native Hunter, Oct 24, 2019.

  1. Native Hunter

    Native Hunter Well-Known Member

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    Pros:
    • Drops after my chestnuts are finished (Late October into November)
    • No weevils in mine
    • Great taste
    • No signs of blight after 10 years
    • Heavy bearing last two years
    • Most fall easily from bur
    • Extremely shade tolerant (my best tree/bush gets around 4 hours sun)
    Cons:

    • Small sized nut (25% of a chestnut)
    • Smaller ultimate sized tree/bush than a mature Chinese Chestnut but still a fairly large tree (My best tree is 20 feet after 10 years)
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  2. KSQ2

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    Can’t wait to get some in the ground next spring!
     
  3. TreeDaddy

    TreeDaddy Well-Known Member

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    They grow and produce early over a wide range of conditions,regions, and extremes.

    i know because i can grow them in east texas with minimal care and no supplemental water

    bill
     
  4. shedder

    shedder Active Member

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    Are these wlld stock trees?
     
  5. Mitch123

    Mitch123 Active Member

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    So jealous, one of the trees I most want to get started on our farm! Finding seed has been the hard part.
     
  6. Native Hunter

    Native Hunter Well-Known Member

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    I got them from a nursery.
     
  7. Rogers38

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    Native what nursery did you get them from?


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  8. Native Hunter

    Native Hunter Well-Known Member

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    Wildlife Group.
     
  9. buckdeer1

    buckdeer1 Well-Known Member

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    I couldn't find them on their website now
     
  10. Native Hunter

    Native Hunter Well-Known Member

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    It's the first item at the top of page 23 in the 2019 - 2020 catalog.

    I just noticed that they show them growing from 6 to 10 feet, but the two I have are way bigger than that. However, the one I gave my FIL is about that size. Anyway, that is where mine came from, and they are still listed in the catalog.
     
  11. buckdeer1

    buckdeer1 Well-Known Member

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    Thank you,don't know how I missed them.I have 8 more ordered for my new place
     
  12. Native Hunter

    Native Hunter Well-Known Member

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    Glad to help. Good luck with your trees, and let us know how they do for you.
     

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