I planted chestnuts this week, and will closely follow this thread. I'd like to learn about watering, lighting, growing conditions, and other tips. I have Wildlife Chestuts planted out, from last year's efforts, and Allegheny Chinkapin from the year before. AC planted in 2008 are producing 100s of nuts per tree.
Growing chestnuts has Huge advantages.
#1 A Dunstan Chestnut Seedling is $25
while chestnut seeds are cheap.
#2 Chestnuts have rapid mast production. Some of my Allegheny Chinkapins produced nuts in just one year, and larger Chestnuts begin production in 3-4 years.
#3 Chestnuts are a reliable crop, and attract deer to the property that has them.
Great thread! Please keep it going.