Chestnut Ridge of Pike County

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  1. mattpatt

    mattpatt Active Member

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    Just wanted to let everyone know that Chestnut Ridge of Pike County has started selling their nuts online today. I always get a pound or so to plant. I usually direct seed as I’m convinced that the fancy root pruning pots everyone is using does more harm than good when you live somewhere that gets above 90 F in the summer for extended periods of time. That tap root is very important when it comes to survivability in hot climates. Anyway, for those that don’t know Chestnut Ridge is all Dunstan so nuts collected from the orchard will most likely carry Dunstan traits.

    Www.chestnutridgeofpikecounty.com


    Matt


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    H20fwler New Member

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    Thanks for the tip!
     
  3. TreeDaddy

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    Matt

    When are you direct seeding?

    Please describe your technique for chestnuts

    thanks,

    bill
     
  4. mattpatt

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    Pretty simple.. I direct seed in the spring after threat of last frost usually with a 2’ tree tube. If I don’t use a tube I’ll cover the chestnut with hardware cloth and remove after I see top growth.


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  5. weekender21

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    What depth are you planting the chestnuts? Are you putting them in the refrigerator prior to planting?


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    Right under the ground. Yes store in refrigerator when you get them this time of year and keep them there until spring. I use a ziplock bag. As long as you see condensation in the bag you’re okay. Don’t let them dry out. About a month before I want to plant I move them into some damp sphagnum peat moss and back into the refrigerator until they sprout. Then I plant.

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