On February 3, Canopy Farm Management and Savanna Institute will be hosting the workshop: “So You Want to Grow Chestnuts?”. We, Tom Wahl and Kathy Dice, will be presenting at the workshop along with other chestnut growers.

Chestnut trees are amazing. They have limited pest pressures, dependable high yields, strong markets, and easy maintenance. Mature chestnut trees can produce up to 5,000 pounds per acre and the nuts sell for $3.50 to $8 per pound (fresh, in-shell).

But chestnuts are very picky about where they grow. Selecting the right location and getting good genetics are keys to success.

Tickets to the workshop are $50 and include a catered lunch and snacks (including chestnuts!). At the workshop we will cover site selection, establishment, tree management, variety recommendations, harvesting, marketing, and financial resources.

We at Red Fern Farm have been longtime supporters of the Savanna Institute and have been teaching about growing trees in the Midwest since the early 90’s. Over the last few decades, we have established our farm in southeast Iowa. We grow high value tree crops such as pawpaw, American persimmons, Asian pears, and chestnuts. Chestnuts are our cash cow.

If you are interested in growing chestnuts we would be delighted if you could join us.

Workshop: So You Want to Grow Chestnuts?
Saturday, February 3, 2024