Identification: Castanea: sativa or dentata?

Discussion in 'Fruit and Nut Trees' started by kdelta, Jun 19, 2015.

  1. kdelta

    kdelta New Member

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    Hello, I came upon a couple mature (seed producing) chestnut trees in Vancouver. I was reading up on the endangered American chestnut and was wondering if the trees I saw are C. sativa or C. dentata. The young leaves did not feel very hairy, while the older leaves have a little grittiness to the touch, but still not hairy. I'm quite sure they are not Chinese or Japanese chestnuts.
     

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    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    They look American to me.
     
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    That's great! In the fall, I might collect some of the nuts and try planting them. Is the species fairly flexible in its requirements (e.g. sun/soil)?
     

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