I do peat moss but it’s not very damp. Just slightly. Check for mold & stuff a few times. I keep mine colder than normal fridge…. Like 35-36 degrees (basically the colder end of what a refrigerator can do). There’s some stuff u can wash nuts with to disinfect from molds, fungus & junk. I have mixed a dab of powder captan fungicide in there as well. Basically- Just don’t let them get too wet, moldy or warm & u be in great shape.What method do people use to store chestnuts in the fridge (from seed drop around now) until getting them to start sprouting to pot early spring - are they kept in damp peat from seed drop until +/- march and they start sprouting? Or are they just kept in cold storage and put into damp peat to begin the sprouting process at a later time? The chestnuts I grew last year didn't come until late February in a plastic mesh bag, so wasn't sure what the process would be getting them around now vs February and how I'd need to change my process. The ones I got in February went right into the peat and germinated within the month.
Also, can this same process be used for white oak acorns? I have read the white oaks will take right off after dropping and storing may hurt their germination rate so wasn't sure if people held them over in the fridge all winter to pot in the spring as well.