Chestnut Improvement Network

Gathering growers to standardize on-farm genetic improvement

Chestnut Improvement Network

Ways to get involved – and expand the breeding footprint

Chestnut Improvement Network

CIN breeding scheme and selection criteria

Chestnut Improvement Network

CIN seedling populations

Diverse seedling families from CIN

Where breeding plots meet commercial orchards

  • Balanced seedling design
  • Full-sibling families from controlled pollinations
  • Open-pollinated families from curated pollen cloud
  • Coordinated criteria and evaluations
  • In-network replicated yield trials of breeding selections
View Breeding Schemes

Full sibling families survey

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Open-pollinated families order sheet

View Order Sheet

Seed orchard populations order

Coming Soon

Diverse seedling families
from CIN

This generation's cultivar, next generation's breeding parents

Introducing cultivars: