Chestnut Rooted Cuttings Workshop
Date: June 18, 2015 - June 20, 2015
Location: Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center, 219 S Harrison Rd, East Lansing, MI 48824
Contact: Betsy Braid, email@example.com, (517) 884-7081; Dennis Fulbright, firstname.lastname@example.org, 517-353-4506
Join the Midwest Nut Producers Council and Michigan State University (Ernie and Mabel Rogers Research Endowment) to learn more about the amazing sweet, edible chestnut (Castanea). Michigan leads the nation in the number of chestnut growers and acreage planted to chestnut orchards. This statewide leadership has been achieved by establishing and growing both Chinese chestnut and European X Japanese hybrid chestnut cultivars. The European X Japanese cultivars have many interesting and important traits generally overlooked by researchers in North America. Unique characteristics of some European X Japanese cultivars include large tasty commercial nuts, high yields, fast growth, winter hardiness, chestnut blight tolerance, and Phytophthora root rot resistance among others. But what is really fascinating is how some of these cultivars can be cloned via rooted cuttings (and many cannot be). Rooted cuttings provide unique avenues for chestnut orchard establishment.