[nafex] sterile chestnuts
ginda at concentric.net
Sun Apr 15 19:45:57 EDT 2001
"Lon J. Rombough" wrote:
> And as I say, the tree
> in question is very shy about producing anything - it has about 5% or less
> of the number of catkins that the productive trees have.
Obviously useless as a nut-tree, but I wonder if someone in the nursery
business might be interested in grafting it as a less allergenic
chestnut. (Assuming it has an attractive growth habit.) I understand
that chestnuts are a fairly allergenic tree, and there is growing
interest in "safer" shade trees. All female trees don't shed pollen,
but they can be very messy.
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