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#3075581 - 12/12/12 09:38 AM Re: Dunstan vs Hybrid Chestnut [Re: BlountArrow]
8 POINTS OR BETTER
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 Originally Posted By: BlountArrow
 Originally Posted By: 8 POINTS OR BETTER
Thanks for pointing that out, are you the resident spelling police


Yes.


Lol

If you want to raise some Dunstan chestnut trees from seed pm me your address and I will send you some seed.
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#3075609 - 12/12/12 10:01 AM Re: Dunstan vs Hybrid Chestnut [Re: 8 POINTS OR BETTER]
BlountArrow
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Thanks for the offer that's very kind of you. For now, I think I may try to get some already potted to get a jump on things. I can be fairly impatient and need a little instant gratification every now and then.
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#3075858 - 12/12/12 12:57 PM Re: Dunstan vs Hybrid Chestnut [Re: BlountArrow]
Doskil
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Are the trees Realtree sold Dunstant chestnuts?
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#3076325 - 12/12/12 05:41 PM Re: Dunstan vs Hybrid Chestnut [Re: Doskil]
warpheagle
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 Originally Posted By: Doskil
Are the trees Realtree sold Dunstant chestnuts?


Yes. I bought the 25 tree package last winter that included 7 Dunstans. I kept them each in 3 gallon pots until about a month ago when I planted them, all 25 of my trees from Realtree Nursery survived so far. The package also includes persimmons, Sawtooths and crabapples. It is best to pre-order and specify when you want them to ship..


Edited by warpheagle (12/12/12 05:41 PM)

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#3483856 - 12/04/13 11:19 AM Re: Dunstan vs Hybrid Chestnut [Re: warpheagle]
Jarred525
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Was wondering if someone could provide an update of their experience with the hybrid chestnut from TN Dept of Forestry? Also, how does the mast production compare to the Dunstan? I really like the lower price of the Hybrid. Am I missing something by not going with it over the Dunstan?
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#3483869 - 12/04/13 11:25 AM Re: Dunstan vs Hybrid Chestnut [Re: Jarred525]
BlountArrow
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I know nothing about production yet, but I bought (9) Dunstan's last year from a WalMart in Knoxville and they are doing great. I think they were in 3 gallon pots when I bought them and around 4 - 5ft tall. They are growing well is all I know at this point. I need to prune them now, but I need to read up on that. I don't know if you prune them the say as you would a pear or apple tree???
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#3483997 - 12/04/13 12:30 PM Re: Dunstan vs Hybrid Chestnut [Re: BlountArrow]
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My dunstans have done great even got some production this year. I bought 100 hybrid chestnuts from the state last year. IMO they haven't done well and won't be buying anymore. A lot of them had the tops die out and just didn't put on much growth. Will see how what's left does this spring but I would buy a few dunstans and just plant your own chestnuts after they start producing.
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#3484450 - 12/04/13 05:05 PM Re: Dunstan vs Hybrid Chestnut [Re: BlountArrow]
8 POINTS OR BETTER
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 Originally Posted By: BlountArrow
I know nothing about production yet, but I bought (9) Dunstan's last year from a WalMart in Knoxville and they are doing great. I think they were in 3 gallon pots when I bought them and around 4 - 5ft tall. They are growing well is all I know at this point. I need to prune them now, but I need to read up on that. I don't know if you prune them the say as you would a pear or apple tree???


And you slurred me for my spelling. \:D
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#3484707 - 12/04/13 07:41 PM Re: Dunstan vs Hybrid Chestnut [Re: 8 POINTS OR BETTER]
BlountArrow
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LOL - it was auto correct! I swear! \:D
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#3485153 - 12/05/13 07:20 AM Re: Dunstan vs Hybrid Chestnut [Re: BlountArrow]
diamond hunter
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Where is the best place to buy Dunstans for the best price?
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