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Re: [nafex] sterile chestnuts

Given the graft-incompatibility problems of chestnuts, this is unlikely.  It
would be more practical if it could be grown from cuttings or by tissue
-Lon Rombough
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>From: Ginda Fisher <ginda@concentric.net>
>To: nafex@yahoogroups.com
>Subject: Re: [nafex] sterile chestnuts
>Date: Sun, Apr 15, 2001, 4:45 PM

>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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