Once known as “The Mighty Giant” to most in the early part of the 1900s, the American Chestnut Tree met it’s demise and by 1950 it had been eradicated from American forests. Sadly, the Chestnut Blight, a fungus imported from an Asian Chestnut Tree killed the entire population off.
A few Chestnut trees were able to survive and within the last decade or so there has been a big push for it’s reintroduction into American forests.
This past fall, my husband purchased a good amount of Chestnut seeds. They spent their epic cold winter in my refrigerator. Around mid-January, they started to sprout! Finally, the chance for frost was over and it was time to plant them in containers. We used a mixture of Perlite and potting soil. Make sure to protect your young plants from critters like squirrels. Since the Chestnut is extremely nutritious, this is a very tasty treat for them. They can quickly ruin all of your hard work!
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