American Chestnuts

Stuart Wier wier at md.fsl.noaa.gov
Tue Jan 4 18:32:06 EST 1994


In <Phillipsj-cic-is-040194153240 at 136.205.11.44> Phillipsj-cic-is at redstone-emh2.army.mil (Jimmy A. Phillips) writes:

>I would like to know if anyone has any information on the availability of
>any of the true American Chestnuts.  I understand that they were wiped out
>in the eastern part of the country by a blithe (I hope that is the correct
>word to use) and there may be some left inthe western part of the US.  If
>anyone has information on this I would greatly appreciate it.

>Thanks in advance,

>Jim Phillips

Years ago the Northern Nut Growers were working on hardy strains which
could resist the Chestnut blight.  I do not have their address at
hand. They publish books so you might look in the back of 
books in print.

When I go I hope it is by a blithe.

Stu Wier



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