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#3505527 - 12/17/13 11:41 PM Dunstan Chestnuts & Tree Tubes
Legnip
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I just received 5lbs of Dunstan Chestnut in the mail. They are in the fridge right now for their cold stratification. I'm hoping to plant them with success this spring. Does anyone have any experience with Planting Nuts with Tree Tubes? I'm hoping to plant at least 60 with the tubes.

BTW - Forget the deer, these things taste great. I never had them before and hopefully in 10 years I'll have more nuts than I know what to do with.

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#3505745 - 12/18/13 08:21 AM Re: Dunstan Chestnuts & Tree Tubes [Re: Legnip]
plinker22
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That is exciting. I wonder if you should plant them in containers first, then transplant the tiny "tree" after a year or so of controlled growth?

Surely there is info/research on the best way to successfully accomplish your goal.

How much for the 5lb$ of nut$?
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#3505818 - 12/18/13 08:55 AM Re: Dunstan Chestnuts & Tree Tubes [Re: plinker22]
Legnip
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The XL nuts were $30/5lbs, plus $12 for shipping. The tree tubes are the expensive part. I haven't counted the nuts, but it should be 150-200 nuts. I ordered the XL. They are supposed to have the most growth potential. The chestnut grows pretty quick. So, if I don't handle them right the roots will stunt the tree. I may do that with some of them.
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#3506595 - 12/18/13 05:16 PM Re: Dunstan Chestnuts & Tree Tubes [Re: Legnip]
chimneyman
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I've got about 150 in the refridge also just waiting for spring. I'm thinking about putting mine in 1 gallon containers with compost and burying them into a raised bed for a year or so But would love to hear some expert advice on here
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#3507136 - 12/18/13 09:55 PM Re: Dunstan Chestnuts & Tree Tubes [Re: chimneyman]
Chapman
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I was looking at this site for chestnut trees a while back. This video shows them putting the tree tube on at the end of the video.
http://www.chestnuthilltreefarm.com/store/pg/43-How-to-Plant-and-Grow.aspx

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#3507148 - 12/18/13 10:05 PM Re: Dunstan Chestnuts & Tree Tubes [Re: Chapman]
JandSCattleCo
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Where did you order them from?
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#3507878 - 12/19/13 03:11 PM Re: Dunstan Chestnuts & Tree Tubes [Re: JandSCattleCo]
Legnip
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I ordered them from Chestnut Ridge of Pipe County. Their farm was planted from Dunstan seedlings. All the nuts that they sell are from them. They are out of the seeds they select and sell for planting, but you can still order the XL nuts. This is what I did.

Chestnutridgeofpikecounty.com
info@chestnutridgeofpikecounty.com

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#3507882 - 12/19/13 03:19 PM Re: Dunstan Chestnuts & Tree Tubes [Re: Legnip]
Legnip
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I must have gotten some of the last XL nuts. They appear to be out now. They have Large, smalls, & a 5lb gift basket left.
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#3510255 - 12/21/13 11:30 AM Re: Dunstan Chestnuts & Tree Tubes [Re: Legnip]
JandSCattleCo
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Thanks for the info. I'm thinking this would be a great project / fundraiser for my wildlife management and forestry classes at school!
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#3605850 - 03/03/14 02:42 PM Re: Dunstan Chestnuts & Tree Tubes [Re: JandSCattleCo]
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There is lots of information on the QDMA forum on how to grow chestnuts from seed.
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