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across portions of the planting containers. Fig. 2. Survival quotients (SQs) of hybrid Castanea families, C. henryi seedlings (resistant controls), C. mollissima seedlings (resistant controls), and C. dentata seedlings (susceptible controls

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( Castanea mollissima Bl.), European chestnut ( C. sativa Mill.), and interspecific hybrids of European and Japanese ( C. crenata Sieb. & Zucc.) chestnuts ( Anagnostakis, 2008 ). Additionally, cultivars of interspecific hybrids that include Chinese

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For over 4000 years, the Chinese chestnut ( Castanea mollissima Blume) has been cultivated for its nuts and timber. Chestnuts remain a very important crop in Yunnan Province, Southwest China, but low yields and alternate bearing are problems for

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Hemisphere. American producers are currently growing seedlings and cultivars of chinese chestnut ( Castanea mollissima Bl.), european chestnut ( Castanea sativa Mill . ), and interspecific hybrids of European and Japanese ( Castanea crenata Mill

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Midwest, and the number of bearing farms is more than 600 ( USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service, 2018 ). The growth of Chinese chestnut ( Castanea mollissima ) production in the midwestern United States is unique compared with most fruit and

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. sativa and C. crenata in three Chinese endemic Castanea species ( C. mollissima , C. seguinii , and C. henryi ), and tested this set of SSR loci for robust use in a genetic study of Chinese Castanea species. Materials and Methods

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-sterility in C. mollissima can be explained by the existence of both prezygotic LSI and EID mechanisms. Literature Cited Botta, R. Vergano, G. Me, G. Vallania, R. 1995 Floral biology and embryo development in chestnut ( Castanea sativa Mill.) HortScience 30

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Castanea is a member of the Fagaceae family and comprises 10 species, including three cultivated species, namely, chinese chestnut ( C. mollissima ), japanese chestnut ( C. crenata ), and european chestnut ( C. sativa ) ( U.S. Department of Agriculture

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-Lopez, 1997 ; Serdar and Soylu, 2005 ). In the United States, commercial nurseries generally use chip-budding or whip and tongue grafting to propagate Chinese chestnut ( Castanea mollissima ) trees (W. Lovelace, personal communication), whereas small chestnut

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. 25 Jan. 2012. < http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/i4562.pdf > Warmund, M.R. 2011 Chinese chestnut ( Castanea mollissima ) as a niche crop in the central region of the United States HortScience 46 345 347

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