HS1155 Production and Marketing of Chestnuts in the Southern United States

HS-1155, a 9-page illustrated fact sheet by Robert C. Hochmuth, Robert D. Wallace, Peter J. Van Blokland, and Jeffrey G. Williamson, provides information about these species of the beech family, which could make a viable alternative crop for small farmers in Florida who are looking to diversify their operations — history, economics, species and hybrids, nut quality and grades, propagation, location and site, orchard planting and production, pruning, pest management, pollination and nut formation, harvesting and storage, processing, marketing, and nutrition. Published by the UF Horticultural Sciences Department, July 2009.