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What kind of chestnuts do you recommend planting?

Do you have recommendations for taking care of chestnuts?

What are your top three cultivars?

We're still learning. For our personal planting this year, we're using mostly Belle Epine. But we're hoping to breed out of cultivars, because the notion of a cultivar is pretty problematic.

How so?

What will keep the chestnuts you're planting from being wiped out by blight?

When should I be planting chestnuts?

Is it feasible to plant chestnuts in my location?

We've selected chestnuts for this project in part because they can grow in many places, but they may or may not be feasible for your location. You may need to do some research to find out!

This map shows the distribution of chestnut suppliers in the United States. If there are suppliers near your location, chestnuts can likely grow there.


Do you have/know of resources for starting a nursery?

Can you recommend resources about how Indigenous Americans built the American chestnut forests?

Can you advise best practices for creating/maintaining a compost pile?