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I have sweet chestnuts!


I have sweet chestnuts!



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really nice - to favs

22 Jul, 2012

 

Thank you, Paul. How is Ellie?

22 Jul, 2012

 

fine thanks :D

22 Jul, 2012

 

.))

22 Jul, 2012

 

looks great Kat :-)

22 Jul, 2012

 

I hope there will be each year more and more chestnuts. This is the tree to which people should bow, SL.

22 Jul, 2012

 

yes they are lovely trees and fruits Kat..

22 Jul, 2012

 

It is rare for trees and plants to give much more, when they get much less. I mean, the drier the year, the more fruits. In medieval ages, when there were droughts and famines, people in Europe survived thanks to chestnuts. Its leaves can be used also as a food for farm animals. The tree likes when its branches are cut for this reason. Next year it has even more fruits.

22 Jul, 2012

amy
Amy
 

Chestnuts are one of my favourite nuts ,I love them boiled with sprouts or roasted on the fire , we have some trees not to far away from us but they have only been producing very small nuts ........

23 Jul, 2012

 

Hi Amy. The size of nuts depends on the sort (Toscanian Marronii are bigger) and on character of weather in summmer. The drier the summer, the better.

24 Jul, 2012

amy
Amy
 

I expect they will be quite small this year then Kat unless it stays dry for a few weeks .

25 Jul, 2012

 

Well, here we expect a very good crop. I was not precise. Sweet chestnut needs a dry and hot weather for making as much nuts as possible. But at the end of ripening, it needs some rains just to make volume.
I love marroni, hmmmmmmmm. In a small town, not far from out village, each October a guy opens his wooden booth where he sells roasted marroni. Its smell and taste in cold but colourful autumn evenings are my best sensual experience in that time. He imports them from Tuscany, so these nuts are really big, fleshy and easier to peel off then ours. :)))

26 Jul, 2012

amy
Amy
 

Is Marroni a Chestnut Kat , they sound wonderful , we never have very big Chestnuts in this country they mostly come from abroad , I love roasting them on a chestnut roaster in front of the fire in the winter :o))

26 Jul, 2012

 

Oh, yes :))) Love that smell, too :)
Yes, "marroni" is a sort of a sweet chestnut, I think it is also in English like that. Marroni fruits are bigger, contain more sugar and its skin is much more easily decorticated.

26 Jul, 2012



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