Looking to buy chestnut tree with fruits for Marron Glace

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  1. tarman61

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    Looking for Candied Chestnut (Marron Glace) or what is called in Turkish kestane sekeri. Locally, in Canada I can't find this tree to buy and have it grow in my backyard. My profile picture is one of the trees I have back in the old country and I love it. This variety is a medium size, easy to peel and very delicious. If anyone has any information about a place in Canada or the states where I can find this variety please leave a comment. Much appreciated. thank you
     
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    Somewhere in here, there is a big thread about American chestnut

    I think one of the posting names is Jake

    have a search and you’ll find it circa 2019 I think

    one has to be careful about edible versus toxic chestnut

    Attn other posters: please correct me
     
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    The OP may be looking for a particular cultivar of Castanea sativa. There are many cultivars listed in the Genetic Resources section of the document Inventory of Chestnut Research, Germplasm and References. Within the context of marron, there are a number of references to 'Marron de Lyon' on the web. From the same document, CHESTNUT OR MARRON:
    Apparently it needs a suitable pollinator nearby. In addition, according to philomel at Dave's Garden, PlantFiles: Sweet Chestnut, Spanish Chestnut:
     
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    Thank you so much Junglekeeper! much appreciated.
     
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