I will be planting a bunch of chestnuts that came from a tree bought from Chestnut Ridge. They are located about 45min south of me and my neighbor is good friends with the owners. These two trees pictured were planted as 3 ft seedlings from them approximately 9-12 yrs ago. I am very impressed with the amount of nuts they produce. Both trees started dropping in late September and one is still holding approximately 25% of its nuts. Almost all of the nuts fell out of the bur while in the tree instead of just dropping the burs. Please keep us posted with your progress next season. By the way, I enjoyed your YouTube videos.
Yes they are chestnuts. I usually container grow but will be experimenting with direct seeding this year. I'm sure I will grow a few at home too. I just get tired of constantly watering my container grown trees.
I have had no complaints with their 3 gallon container trees bought at retailers thus far. I bought 3 in 2014 and another 3 in 2015 - all on sale of course. I had 1 die, my fault (planted below grade on downward slope - drowned the poor thing). No nuts yet but I have gotten them to flower. I watered each the summer they where planted and they have done fine ever since on their own. I cage them just like I do my fruit trees.