Beltsville Agricultural Research Center (BARC)

This new orchard was planted in the spring of 2016. This will be a backcross chestnut orchard. The first planting was completed on March 31, 2016. We planted 265 seeds on that day - two lines of Musick B3F1s, plus controls. On April 5th 110 more Virginia Musicks were planted here.

This new orchard was planted in the spring of 2016. This will be a backcross chestnut orchard. The first planting was completed on March 31, 2016. We planted 265 seeds on that day – two lines of Musick B3F1s, plus controls. On April 5th 110 more Virginia Musicks were planted here.

For a list of the plantings as of June 2016 click here.

Address:
Beltsville, MD 20705

Directions: Take the Beltway(I 495) to Rt. 1 north. Take Rt. 1 north for 1.6 miles to a right turn on Powder Mill Rd. Take Powder Mill 2.3 miles to a right turn on Biocontrol Rd. Take Biocontrol for almost 0.4 mile to entrance to field on the left. Orchard is about 200 yds into field.

Contact : Ron Kuipers – m_rkuipers@yahoo.com

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