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time to collect chestnuts.
« on: October 18, 2015, 05:16:34 AM »


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Re: time to collect chestnuts.
« Reply #1 on: October 19, 2015, 03:03:53 PM »
Nice!

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« Reply #2 on: October 20, 2015, 04:56:18 AM »
Indeed! here the baskets are filling up quickly as well!

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« Reply #3 on: November 03, 2015, 03:05:27 PM »
Hello,

How do you all prefer to eat chest nuts?

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« Reply #4 on: November 04, 2015, 12:45:17 AM »
Have to say I'm quite jealous of that harvest. Here in America, virtually all our native chestnuts were wiped out by fungal blight back in the early 1900s.

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« Reply #5 on: November 04, 2015, 02:07:43 AM »
At least on of the local county fruit tree sales here last January had chestnut trees for sale, I don't remember what variety.

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« Reply #6 on: November 04, 2015, 04:03:11 AM »
Hi!

My sister in law has a chestnut farm in the North of Portugal, it produces around 10 tons of chestnuts every year. You can check a video a TV channel made a few years ago:

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« Reply #7 on: November 04, 2015, 01:29:26 PM »
Any Chestnut trees sold in North America are almost certainly going to be cultivars of Old World species, typically the Chinese chestnut. I've heard of efforts to produce a Chinese-American hybrid with resistance to the blight, but for now, we're stuck with Chinese chestnuts for the most part. I've been fortunate enough to see some isolated individuals in secluded parts of the Appalachians where native chestnuts still live, so they're still out there.

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« Reply #8 on: November 05, 2015, 02:36:43 AM »
Hi!

My sister in law has a chestnut farm in the North of Portugal, it produces around 10 tons of chestnuts every year. You can check a video a TV channel made a few years ago:

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Joćo Franco

Looks like back breaking work.  Wouldn't it be easier pick up all of the husks then table crack them?  Plus your not sorting though old husks.  Then you could mulch/compost the husks.  The vacuum cleaner looks slick.  Nice video, thanks.

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« Reply #9 on: November 05, 2015, 02:38:10 AM »
Any Chestnut trees sold in North America are almost certainly going to be cultivars of Old World species, typically the Chinese chestnut. I've heard of efforts to produce a Chinese-American hybrid with resistance to the blight, but for now, we're stuck with Chinese chestnuts for the most part. I've been fortunate enough to see some isolated individuals in secluded parts of the Appalachians where native chestnuts still live, so they're still out there.
Now that you mention it, I think the tree sale Chestnuts were Chinese.

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« Reply #10 on: November 06, 2015, 10:19:29 AM »
Hi!

I think the schedule is tight when they start to pick the chestnuts, but they do break a lot husks at home also!

Joćo Franco

 

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