Japanese chestnut


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Related to Japanese chestnut: Castanea crenata, Chinese chestnut
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Noun1.Japanese chestnut - a spreading tree of Japan that has a short trunk
Castanea, genus Castanea - chestnuts; chinkapins
chestnut tree, chestnut - any of several attractive deciduous trees yellow-brown in autumn; yield a hard wood and edible nuts in a prickly bur
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When the chestnut blight arrived on imported Japanese chestnut nursery stock, in the late 1800s, it killed almost all the mature trees, about 4 billion, from Maine to Georgia.
Accidentally introduced into North America in the early 20th century, the chestnut blight fungus was carried on imported Chinese and Japanese chestnut trees destined for the nursery industry.
Chinese chestnuts are the most blight-resistant, the Japanese chestnut is slightly resistant, and the two others are more susceptible to blight.

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