Low-calorie chestnuts are poised for marketplace

K Davies mail at daviesand.not
Sun Jun 16 18:41:37 EST 2002



Daniel B. Wheeler wrote:

> mh <mhagen at olympus.net> wrote in message news:<3D0A134C.1010601 at olympus.net>... 
> [snip]
> 
>>dan,
>>What does a ton of chestnuts sell for?  Age to maturity?   There are so 
>>many cutover lands going to Bigleaf Maple around here I have to wonder 
>>about a more productive hardwood.
>>
> If you live in a Mediterranean climate (such as the Pacific Northwest)
> chestnut regeneration can occur at over 1,000 feet elevation and on
> well-drained slopes. In fact, the better drained, the more likely that
> chestnut blight will not be a management factor.
> 
> I don't know what the current value for chestnuts is per pound. But
> Russel J. Smith's Tree Crops has an excellent section on chestnuts.



See http://www.daviesand.com/Papers/Tree_Crops/Northern_Tree_Crops/ all 
the way down to the bottom of the page where there's a table with some 
yield and price info.  Prices are about 5 years old, be careful with them.

KD




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