WMREC – Western Maryland Research and Education Center, U of Md.
This orchard was founded in 2007 as a backcross breeding orchard. Challenges include deer, ambrosia beetles and general maintenance.
18330 Keedysville Rd. Keedysville, Washington Co.
From Frederick take US 70 west to exit 49 to Alt Rt. 40 West thru Middletown to Boonsboro. In the center of Boonsboro turn left at the stoplight onto Rt 34 west. Travel for 3.5 miles, turn right on Keedysville Road.
Travel on Keedysville Rd for 2.4 miles (bear right after second stone bridge). Turn right into WMREC at the entrance sign. Turn right at the first interior road Turn right into the field after passing the deer fence gate.
The chestnut orchard is about 200 yards from the road and behind an apple orchard
John Fleagle – Steward
Doug Price – WMREC staff
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