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Old 01-11-2013, 12:22 PM   #67
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Originally Posted by Chad C View Post
Pretty cool. What is the soil like where you plan on putting them? What is the growth rate? How well do they do with moisture versus draught tolerance?

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Good sandy loam. They like sandy more than thick clay soils.

Growth rate is several feet a year. Several of the guys on another forum says they have 20 foots trees in 6-7 years. They start making chestnuts at 3-4 years.

They have good drought resistance but like any first year seedlings they need TLC. After the first year they should thrive unless we get another bad drought then watering is needed. They actually don't like too much water and so they need to be planted in a spot with good drainage.
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