WSSC I – Backcross Orchard

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This was the first WSSC orchard, a backcross breeding orchard.

This orchard was culled or rogued in 2015. In 2016 the remaining trees will be allowed to pollinate each other, hopefully, producing a large crop of BC4F2 nuts for planting in our seed orchard.

Address:
2717 Triadelphia Lake Rd., Sunshine, Montgomery Co.

Directions:
As a starting point, find your way to Sunshine, which is at the intersection of MD 650 (New Hampshire Ave,) and MD 97 (Georgia Ave). From Sunshine, go 1/2 mile north to a right turn on Triadelphia Lake Rd.

Contacts:
Ron Kuipers: m_rkuipers@yahoo.com
Jim Benton: Washington Suburban Sanitary, Commission Watershed Manager
Mark Grzeszkiewicz:  groundskeeper

Plantings:

Here is a list of the remaining 19 BC4 chestnut trees:
Sugarloaf East 833 – (7 trees) – numbers – 32, 43, 117, 121, 169, 220, 270
Peters 37A – (2 trees) – numbers – 6, 297
WREC 48A – (10 trees) – numbers – 147, 148, 150, 154, 197, 200, 204, 208, 245, 250

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