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If all else fails, that source I listed seems to have the real deal.

He sent in leaves, twigs etc to The ACF.

The American Chestnut Foundation (Dr. William White).Dr. White's statement is as follows:

"The sample you sent was of an American chestnut tree, based on the lancolate shape with a cuneate base and acuminate tip. The teeth are large and tapered with some forward pointing, however. The buds are brown and cylindrical shaped, and petioles are a burgundy wine red color, both American chestnut traits. On the abaxil side of the leaf, there are simple hairs along the midrib about 1.1mm long. There also were four celled heads on the glandular hairs, indicating American chestnut for sample #2. Sample #1 was like #2, but the leaves were more ovate with forward pointing teeth, possibly a shade leaf. The simple hairs were 1.3 mm long and there was rectangular two-celled glandular hair, another American type."

Call off the biologists on this one. I now have a bag of 700, partially frozen Chinese Chestnuts.
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Old 02-20-2012, 05:55 PM
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Call off the biologists on this one. I now have a bag of 700, partially frozen Chinese Chestnuts.

At least now you know tho huh?
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Still looks good to me. If I was you i would put them in a ziploc bag/tupperwear container with some damp paper towels and keeping in an area that stays warm. I've had excellent success germinating the acorns and wildlife chesnuts in my other thread that way. Being in the sealed bag/container ensures a high moisture level and helps them to germinate.

Looks like its still viable to me as well. Bright in color and looks to be starting a tap root in that pic.
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Call off the biologists on this one. I now have a bag of 700, partially frozen Chinese Chestnuts.

Lemme know if you wanna sell 50-100 of em'
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Old 02-20-2012, 06:14 PM
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Guess its safe to say that giving up hope on 100% American Chestnuts is not an option...nor should it be with these results!!

This is known as the Nathan Pease tree....it blighted a few times...but healed over in these series of pics. Phenominal growth to boot in those few years!!!

Nathan Pease tree....series of pics.

http://www.accf-online.org/nathanblightold

The photo on 09-03-99 in the above link...sure looks awfully similiar to one chestnut I have on my place huh??

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Lemme know if you wanna sell 50-100 of em'

I am doing the warm germination test on 100 of them to get a viability percentage. I have a friend who wants 100, if I end up with more than that, I will just send you your quantity.
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At least now you know tho huh?

But I already was dreaming of associating my surname with my discovered variety.

You are right though, learning something is always fun. A week ago, I didn't know the difference between the two.
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I am doing the warm germination test on 100 of them to get a viability percentage. I have a friend who wants 100, if I end up with more than that, I will just send you your quantity.

I would appreciate it. I had some ordered, to find out a couple weeks later they couldn't fill my order. By that time every one was sold out.
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Guess its safe to say that giving up hope on 100% American Chestnuts is not an option...nor should it be with these results!!

This is known as the Nathan Pease tree....it blighted a few times...but healed over in these series of pics. Phenominal growth to boot in those few years!!!

Nathan Pease tree....series of pics.

http://www.accf-online.org/nathanblightold

The photo on 09-03-99 in the above link...sure looks awfully similiar to one chestnut I have on my place huh??


I sure hope that tree of yours works out. It's not a matter of if we get the American Chestnut back, its a matter of when.
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Old 02-21-2012, 10:37 AM
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After reading on the internet, and seeing some YouTube videos on growing chestnuts, it seems most nurseries Fertalizer their chestnuts every other, or every third time they water with an acid type Fertalizer.

Do you guys do this?

Wondering, because the mix I used with 50/50 pro-mix/coir their wouldn't seem to be a whole lot of nutrients avaialbe?

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Seems to be a few sources on Ebay for some chestnuts...this one seems to be the real deal for anyone that wants the regular American Chestnut. Had the leaves verified as being pure American as well and can provide the info on that.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/12-Genuine-A...em3f13ed 290f

I will be the guinea pig. He agreed to do a buy it now. $20 bucks for 20 seeds. If it doesnt work out well then Im out $20. I can gamble that much and not feel too bad about it. If it does work though...heck of a deal. We will see.
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I will be the guinea pig. He agreed to do a buy it now. $20 bucks for 20 seeds. If it doesnt work out well then Im out $20. I can gamble that much and not feel too bad about it. If it does work though...heck of a deal. We will see.

I have emailed the guy a few times and he seems very passionate about those trees and seem to be the real deal American Chestnut. He sent me a copy of his account with the pics and I gave him this link to post up on if he so chooses.


The trees have just really started producing,

"In fall of 2009 I got a few hundred nuts; in fall of 2010 I got 1500; and last fall 2011 I got 3300!" Sounds like they are just going to really start putting on the goods so to speak. Those trees sure look all American to me in growth form. They are open grown with a lot of lower limbs with the central leader. Seeds also look all American in size with the "fuzz" on them from the pics he sent me.

Hopefully he will join and share those pics with us all.
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I have to follow up with him. I will give the forum a 2nd mention. It sure would be cool for him to share some pics of the trees with us here.
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I have to follow up with him. I will give the forum a 2nd mention. It sure would be cool for him to share some pics of the trees with us here.

Yes it sure would!! I gave him the info on Big Rock Trees to get some rootmaker goods for growing the chestnuts.
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Salesman at heart. I like it. My 20 are on the way to me later today. I gave him the info to check us out here. Thanks for the pm response.
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Salesman at heart. I like it. My 20 are on the way to me later today. I gave him the info to check us out here. Thanks for the pm response.

He is using yogurt containers for growing them now...figured rootmakers would be better for the long term survival for him...not being a salesman....being a concernded American Chestnut Grower.
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I'm sure if he gets on here and takes a look at some of our Chestnut or Oak growing threads he will put the order in.
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I ordered 12 from Larry as well. I have 12x1 gallon rootmakers ready to go.
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I ordered 12 from Larry as well. I have 12x1 gallon rootmakers ready to go.

Are you planning on planting them straight into the 1 gallon rootmakers?
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Are you planning on planting them straight into the 1 gallon rootmakers?

I think so.

Do you think that is not a good idea? He is also selling some that are germinated already and already sprouted. He doesnt have any of those right now but he is selling me some that should be close that he has been incubating.
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