Looks like a local squirrel must have planted a chestnut next to this stump. Am I right that this looks more like a Chinese chestnut than American? I’ve never grown either, but might let this one stay for now.
Definitely not pure American. Possibly a Chinese/American hybrid.
I planted 5 seeds of I think pure American. (Minus one the squirrels dug up and ate.)
I also have three potted young trees of the real deal.
Also, saw some 6 foot trees for sale…but I bet they are not 100%…at a retail nursery lot for $47 apice.
I had completely forgotten about that seedling, I’ll go check on it tomorrow to see how it’s doing these days.
On a related note, I did see this interesting chart in the Earthbound Farmers Almanac recently, I didn’t realize all the different species and hybrids that are out there:
So many errors in that document.
Should go to the page and correct them! They do say it’s a first draft based on information found in catalogs and such
Way too much work.