WMREC – Western Maryland Research and Education Center, University of Maryland.


This orchard was founded in 2007 as a backcross breeding orchard. In 2017 the 516 trees planted here were reduced to the 29 best trees.   Seed nuts from these remaining trees will be planted in one of our seed orchards.

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

Remaining Trees:

Manahan 42A & 43A x AG247 –  4 of original 98
SE 831 x HE 416  – 4 of original 95
SE 51A x ME 536  – 1 of original 118
WMREC 47A x WV1  – 3 of original 71
WMREC 46 A x CH262 –  17 of original 92

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