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I tried sprouting horse chestnuts several times with no success however
it seems there must be a way. I had success with grocery store
chestnuts, and even got one to grow outside for a couple years, but the
young tree died for some reason.

TIA. Bill S.

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On 9/23/2020 11:14 AM, bilsch01 wrote:
I tried sprouting horse chestnuts several times with no success however
it seems there must be a way. I had success with grocery store
chestnuts, and even got one to grow outside for a couple years, but the
young tree died for some reason.

TIA. Bill S.


According to Sunset's "Western Garden Book", the seeds should sprout
quite readily. Perhaps the seeds you tried were damaged, not
sufficiently ripe, or too old.

Note that horse chestnuts and "real" chestnuts are not at all related.
Horse chestnuts are in the soapberry family (Sapindaceae). Chestnuts
are in the beech family (Fagaceae) and have mostly died out in North
America and western Europe because of the chestnut blight.

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On 23/09/2020 20:17, David E. Ross wrote:
On 9/23/2020 11:14 AM, bilsch01 wrote:
I tried sprouting horse chestnuts several times with no success however
it seems there must be a way. I had success with grocery store
chestnuts, and even got one to grow outside for a couple years, but the
young tree died for some reason.

TIA. Bill S.


According to Sunset's "Western Garden Book", the seeds should sprout
quite readily. Perhaps the seeds you tried were damaged, not
sufficiently ripe, or too old.

Note that horse chestnuts and "real" chestnuts are not at all related.
Horse chestnuts are in the soapberry family (Sapindaceae). Chestnuts
are in the beech family (Fagaceae) and have mostly died out in North
America and western Europe because of the chestnut blight.


In the UK there is little problem with Chestnut blight, although it is
increasing and is a notifiable disease. There are only a few local
outbreaks so far.

There is much more of a problem with Horse chestnuts, which are
suffering from bleeding canker and particularly badly from
Horse-chestnut leaf miner. I can't remember when I last saw a tree which
was not affected by leaf miner.

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On 9/23/20 11:14 AM, bilsch01 wrote:
I tried sprouting horse chestnuts several times with no success however
it seems there must be a way. I had success with grocery store
chestnuts, and even got one to grow outside for a couple years, but the
young tree died for some reason.

TIA.*** Bill S.


Also I've never seen a horse chestnut germinate or sprout while laying
on the ground through the spring though there are very many there.
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On 23/09/2020 20:50, Jeff Layman wrote:
On 23/09/2020 20:17, David E. Ross wrote:
On 9/23/2020 11:14 AM, bilsch01 wrote:
I tried sprouting horse chestnuts several times with no success however
it seems there must be a way. I had success with grocery store
chestnuts, and even got one to grow outside for a couple years, but the
young tree died for some reason.

TIA.*** Bill S.


According to Sunset's "Western Garden Book", the seeds should sprout
quite readily.* Perhaps the seeds you tried were damaged, not
sufficiently ripe, or too old.

Note that horse chestnuts and "real" chestnuts are not at all related.
Horse chestnuts are in the soapberry family (Sapindaceae).* Chestnuts
are in the beech family (Fagaceae) and have mostly died out in North
America and western Europe because of the chestnut blight.


In the UK there is little problem with Chestnut blight, although it is
increasing and is a notifiable disease. There are only a few local
outbreaks so far.

There is much more of a problem with Horse chestnuts, which are
suffering from bleeding canker and particularly badly from
Horse-chestnut leaf miner. I can't remember when I last saw a tree which
was not affected by leaf miner.

Last time Igerminated some I put the fresh "Nuts" into a polythene bag
together with moist compost and put them in the salad tray in the fridge
and left them there till early spring then moved themto a cool place and
just watched for signs of roots begining. Then pot each one up and grow
coolfor a time.
If you think they would fall to the ground and spend the winter inthe
leaf litterwaiting for spring to start them into growth


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On 9/23/2020 4:37 PM, bilsch01 wrote:
On 9/23/20 11:14 AM, bilsch01 wrote:
I tried sprouting horse chestnuts several times with no success
however it seems there must be a way. I had success with grocery store
chestnuts, and even got one to grow outside for a couple years, but
the young tree died for some reason.

TIA.*** Bill S.


Also I've never seen a horse chestnut germinate or sprout while laying
on the ground through the spring though there are very many there.


Squirrels will bury my Chinese chestnuts and I see sprouts in the spring.


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