Chestnuts are a major crop in Japan that is a pretty wet temperate climate, over 60 inches a year, including a heavy monsoon season in summer, so I think they will tolerate waterlogged soils at least for a while.
If anyone in Canada there is a deal on hazelnut bushes this year that are various experimental crosses that the breeders want to follow. You have to sign a no propagation agreement but any nuts you get are yours to do anything with except sprout. They want people who are going to take at least 25.
Sir Osis wrote:
I have a small patch of land in Western Mass and i am trying desperately to get some nut trees on it, Shagbark Hickory's grow naturally, and I've recently planted a couple of Chestnuts.
What I'm looking for is Hazelnut, Black Walnut, Hardy Pecan, and Korean Pine nut. I'm struggling because none of my local (and not so local) nurseries carry any of these. Does anyone know any New England area Nut tree Nurseries?
Dale Hodgins wrote: I once took on the shameful job of clearing all Shagbark Hickory from a forest which the owner wanted to use strictly for the production of Maple.
Corey Schmidt wrote:great topic, I am curious if anyone in Alaska or other areas north of 55 degrees latitude are successfully growing nuts, if so what kind and where?
It's both the Ocean and the Mountains. What happens is that the weather coming from the ocean is approaching the mountains, and is forced to climb the mountains. As it climbs, the air gets colder and condenses causing rain.
I actually don't know how much of our moderating effect is from the ocean and how much is from the Alaska Range. Where I live is actually a bit more mild and rainy than places a bit further south and closer to the ocean, and I think it has something to do with us being closer to the mountains.