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Plantinyum

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Sweet chestnut question
« on: July 09, 2021, 03:31:18 PM »
Hi, I am wondering if this plant is grafted... I bought it this spring. Do they flower at such an young age from seeds? I am thinking it may be grafted since its flowering so small.
Another question is, are they self fertile ?? At the last photo, I think this is the graft line ???Thanks for any insight on my questions !!





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Re: Sweet chestnut question
« Reply #1 on: August 23, 2021, 02:44:33 AM »
Hi,
Here in France, in my region, there are plenty of chestnut ( it's always a pleasure to gather them in autumn.. )and I can say that I never saw such a young tree bears flowers, so I think it has been grafted, you have a grafted chestnut:)

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Re: Sweet chestnut question
« Reply #2 on: August 23, 2021, 02:19:43 PM »
Hi,
Here in France, in my region, there are plenty of chestnut ( it's always a pleasure to gather them in autumn.. )and I can say that I never saw such a young tree bears flowers, so I think it has been grafted, you have a grafted chestnut:)
thanks for the feedback !! I actually contacted the seller and he confirmed that its grafted !! It was a nice surprise to see it flower ,even thought with male flowers only.

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Re: Sweet chestnut question
« Reply #3 on: August 25, 2021, 01:26:04 AM »
one of my 3 plants from grocery store chestnuts flowered at 2 years




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Re: Sweet chestnut question
« Reply #4 on: August 25, 2021, 02:57:28 AM »
one of my 3 plants from grocery store chestnuts flowered at 2 years




Nice ,i have been thinking of starting some from seeds from the grosery ,what method did u use to germinate them and at what time of the year?? They are present at the stores is autumn, is this is a good time to be germinating and caring for theese over winter, indoors??

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Re: Sweet chestnut question
« Reply #5 on: August 25, 2021, 07:32:57 AM »
Chestnuts need to be cold stratified to sprout. I leave them in a plastic bag in the fridge over winter then plant them out in the spring.

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Re: Sweet chestnut question
« Reply #6 on: August 25, 2021, 11:59:27 AM »
Chestnuts need to be cold stratified to sprout. I leave them in a plastic bag in the fridge over winter then plant them out in the spring.


Thanks i will try that!

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Re: Sweet chestnut question
« Reply #7 on: August 25, 2021, 01:13:47 PM »
Yep! I put some in a plastic bag in the vegetable drawer of my fridge and after a few months they sprouted roots!

 

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