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Nut Connoisseurs


It is hard to ignore the Chinese chestnut. They produce abundant crops of sweet nuts at a young age providing a quick return on investment. Unfortunately, many grafted chestnuts suffer from delayed graft compatibility, where the graft union fails and the tree canopy formed from the scion dies. Further grafted chinese chestnut trees often experience rootstock effects and don't produce nuts identical in size to the ortet, or original tree. We aim to experiment with the propagation of chinese chestnut by in-vitro plant propagation to reproduce Chinese chestnut varietals on their own roots.