Largest Dunstan Chestnut Orchard in Florida on the Auction Block

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1350 trees on 20 acres of beautiful rolling North Florida property

There are fewer than 500 acres of Chestnut Orchards in the U.S. and the largest Dunstan Chestnut Orchard in the State of Florida will be on the auction block March 18, 2006. The Chestnut industry is a $20 million a year business and the demand is high for fresh produce grown right here in the U.S. Chestnuts that arrive here in the states are typically of low quality and so demand is high for these home grown nuts.

1350 trees on 20 acres of beautiful rolling North Florida property will produce fruitage in approximately 3 years and yields are typically large according to experts. These trees are blight resistant due to the research and development of Dr. Richard T. Dunstan for whom the trees are named and have there own U.S. plant patent. These trees are healthy, grow vigorously and when they come of age in most cases produce heavily each year. Trees can be planted with or with out irrigation but the success rate is greater if an irrigation system is in place, and at the orchard in Suwannee County drip irrigation is the method of choice due to high humidity and evaporation rates.

According to Chestnut Hill Tree Farm, chestnuts are delicious and healthy to eat. They are high in Carbohydrates (40%) and very low in fat (2-3%) while other nuts are 50% fat. They also have no cholesterol and 5-10% high quality protein. Chestnuts are wonderful in soups, stews, vegetables, deserts as well dressings.

J.W. Hill & Associates will be conducting this unique auction event. Their main offices are located in the heart of North Florida in the town of Live Oak. This firm conducts many fine auctions such as this one and they invite one and all to attend. For further information concerning this auction as well as others visit their web site at or call 888-821-0894 for an information package.

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