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#3685545 - 06/07/14 03:12 PM Another chestnut question?
timberjack86
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I planted 2 small chinese chestnuts this spring. They are about a foot tall. How many years does it take to start getting nuts?
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#3685645 - 06/07/14 06:13 PM Re: Another chestnut question? [Re: timberjack86]
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Depends..... but I would say if they are growing like they should. About 3-4 yrs for a few burs. Fertilize them if you can.
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#3685706 - 06/07/14 07:40 PM Re: Another chestnut question? [Re: TS_13]
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I agree. When you plant them, it is a must to cage them. Deer will browse them to death!
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#3685755 - 06/07/14 08:56 PM Re: Another chestnut question? [Re: Hillbilly Hunter]
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Thanks! I have them caged.
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#3686091 - 06/08/14 12:32 PM Re: Another chestnut question? [Re: timberjack86]
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Mine took about 5 years,but I really took care of them,water,fert,no grass/weed completion,and mine were about 6 foot when I got them
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#3686093 - 06/08/14 12:33 PM Re: Another chestnut question? [Re: Football Hunter]
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and caged them
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#3686235 - 06/08/14 06:18 PM Re: Another chestnut question? [Re: Football Hunter]
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The hybrids produce in three years.
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#3686240 - 06/08/14 06:24 PM Re: Another chestnut question? [Re: Hillbilly Hunter]
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There is no set number. It depends on alot of variables, site, soils, nutrients, competition, genetics, etc. And then you get into what really is production. Some say a couple of nuts or fruit, some say not until a bushel, etc. etc. So Generally speaking you should start seeing some nuts around 4th to 6th leaf. But that is general based upon many factors and what you personally define as production. Companies selling trees will always tell you the best case scenarios with optimum conditions.
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#3687628 - 06/10/14 12:26 PM Re: Another chestnut question? [Re: smstone22]
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 Originally Posted By: smstone22
There is no set number. It depends on alot of variables, site, soils, nutrients, competition, genetics, etc. And then you get into what really is production. Some say a couple of nuts or fruit, some say not until a bushel, etc. etc. So Generally speaking you should start seeing some nuts around 4th to 6th leaf. But that is general based upon many factors and what you personally define as production. Companies selling trees will always tell you the best case scenarios with optimum conditions.
Very true,one or 2 apples or pears aren't going to draw in many deer.
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#3692282 - 06/16/14 02:35 PM Re: Another chestnut question? [Re: Football Hunter]
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 Originally Posted By: Football Hunter
 Originally Posted By: smstone22
There is no set number. It depends on alot of variables, site, soils, nutrients, competition, genetics, etc. And then you get into what really is production. Some say a couple of nuts or fruit, some say not until a bushel, etc. etc. So Generally speaking you should start seeing some nuts around 4th to 6th leaf. But that is general based upon many factors and what you personally define as production. Companies selling trees will always tell you the best case scenarios with optimum conditions.
Very true,one or 2 apples or pears aren't going to draw in many deer.
Thanks for the info. I have 4 apple and 2 chestnuts on 8 acres with 1 acre planted in white clover. I am hoping to plant some pears this fall.
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