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#316 - 07/09/07 06:24 AM Commercial growers in NYS
Mikey Offline
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Registered: 04/09/07
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Loc: Schenectady, New York USA
Would anyone know if there are any commercial Chestnut growers in New York State?????

I have started my orchard with 80 Chinese Chestnut seedlings that seem to just love where they have been planted and if they survive the winter I will continue with 80-100 new seedlings per year until I get about 300 nut-bearing trees.

Am I the first????? Mikey.

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#317 - 07/09/07 09:11 PM Re: Commercial growers in NYS
Carolyn Young Online   content
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Registered: 11/29/01
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Loc: Ridgefield, WA USA
There are no growers who belong to Chestnut Growers of America but there are others in eastern states. Join CGA and you'll have a directory listing all the major growers in the country. Go to their web page . There's an application there. Their annual meeting is being held in East Lansing, MI week after next.
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#318 - 07/10/07 06:57 AM Re: Commercial growers in NYS
Mikey Offline
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Registered: 04/09/07
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Loc: Schenectady, New York USA
Carolyn: thank you for your response and the CGA website. I viewed their directory but did not find any listings for growers in New York State.

I think I may be the first.............. Mikey.

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#319 - 11/19/07 10:01 PM Re: Commercial growers in NYS
lizak6 Offline
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Registered: 01/28/07
Posts: 9
Loc: huntington,n.y,usa
Mike
Check out empire chestnut from ohio.They seem
to have their act together.I am from long Island
and I could not find any commercial growers
from nt.Good luck. Stan

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#320 - 11/30/07 06:53 AM Re: Commercial growers in NYS
Mikey Offline
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Registered: 04/09/07
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Loc: Schenectady, New York USA
Stan, Carolyn - thanks both. I'll check those leads out.

I have just finished reading an article sent from Purdue University regarding their hybridization program and thought it might be a worthwhile endeavor but their trees/seedlings won't be available for about another 5 years.

I also read about the American chestnut Foundations efforts to create hybrid American - Asian crosses but they6 haven't yet gotten past the blight problems.

Does anyone have any familiarity with the Dunstan Hybrid????

Thanks all. Mikey.

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