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American vs Chinese Chestnut Catkins.

Posted: Sun Feb 02, 2020 4:16 pm
by Rand
I finally made it up to my chestnuts in NW Ohio last summer while they were blooming. You can see a big difference between the catkins of the two species:

The two together:
Closeup of the American:
Closeup of the Chinese
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The American Tree in the Fall. Tree was planted ~ 1990. The first nuts were in 2010, and this is its heaviest seed set yet.