Check your Chestnuts

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  1. cutman

    cutman Administrator Staff Member

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    I had the same thing happen with one of my AU Buck IV last year. I attributed it to being a happy little tree.
     
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  2. shedder

    shedder Active Member

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    I saw a street CC tree do the same last week.
    I asked a chestnut buddy about it and had this exchange.

    ">Passed a chinese shestnut on the street a minute ago that was in
    >bloom. Seems strange this late in the year.

    Frost. It had to try again. Mine are blooming now too, hybrids and pure AC's

    >Didn't know that. Will they still produce nuts?

    yes, smaller nuts, but viable. Also, if a tree has no pollinator, it
    will try again in the fall in a good year."

    over on https://www.facebook.com/groups/272120753285618/?multi_permalinks=448959348935090,448372965660395&notif_id=1533859124205876&notif_t=group_activity&ref=notif
    a leading expert said

    "Vigorous chestnut trees in areas with long growing seasons will frequently do it. That's my situation. In other cases, trees that have had some type of damage early in the year will play catch-up."

    also note
    https://lists.psu.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A1=ind1808&L=TACF-GROWERS
     
  3. mattpatt

    mattpatt Active Member

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    This tree was grown from nuts picked up from a Buck IV.


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  4. mattpatt

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    Thanks for the info! Very good info. My trees are still very young and although there were mail catkins no female formed so nothing got pollinated.


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  5. Goldentriangle

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    I had this exact same thing happen on a Walmart Dunstan that I had in a 5 gal rootmaker. I bought them late in the season on sale. Decided to keep them in rootmakers until the fall instead of planting in July. It produced catkins around Aug 1st.


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