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Old 02-10-2017, 01:00 PM posted to rec.gardens.edible
George Shirley[_3_] George Shirley[_3_] is offline
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On 10/2/2017 6:33 AM, Frank wrote:
On 10/1/2017 10:30 PM, songbird wrote:
Frank wrote:
I'm into chestnut season.* I don't save as many but like to shell and
freeze to use with stuffing turkey. I'll chomp on them in the evening
with a glass of wine but they last less than 2 months in the
refrigerator as they do not keep like fatty nuts such as peanuts.

** i didn't think there were any of those
trees still around any longer?

I hate to leave them for the deer and the squirrels and saturate my
friends with them.* Invited neighbors over today to pick up as much as
they wanted.

** in the days before the fungi they were a major
source of fodder for animals in the forest and
many people would let pigs run to fatten up and

** songbird

Mine are Chinese chestnuts.* The American chestnut is supposedly
returning and a few years ago I tried a few of these chestnuts and they
tasted the same.* I don't think the wood of the Chinese tree is as good
as the American tree.

I have never seen an American chestnut, don't think they grew in my part
of Texas. Have eaten Chinese chestnuts, do they have the same taste?