Nice Browse. I bet they'll make a big pop in growth next year. The tree that had all those burs on it this year was about your size last year. Unfortunately, it went unpollinated because he didn't plant it near his large American chestnut. Now that American chestnut has the blight and probably will be dead next year. Once your trees start producing they'll have bushels of nuts.NH Mountains: Here is a picture of one of the 4 trees you gave me a few years back. They are all about the same size and seem very healthy, just under 4 ft. high. Stems are about .75 inches in diam. I just put some aluminum screen around the stems and the cages stay on year round as the deer eat all that sticks out of the cage. Thanks again.
i used to eat Am Chestnuts while planting them shell and all or spit the shell out. No worse than sunflower seed.Shire,
Those don't look quite right. Did you peel any brown shell off from them? Normally when they're ripe the nuts will be brown and a lot will fall to the ground as the burs open. Then the nuts shells are brown. When you roast them the outer shell will spread open and the nut will be exposed. You still will have a paper shell to remove. It's a lot of work getting them ready to eat.
Not yet. I’ll let these dry in a paper bag for a few days. Then I’ll plant them on my property in protective tubes. I’m hoping there’s a dozen or so nuts in there. I should get a hundred or more burs next year. The trees are growing fast now.Awesome NH Mountains! Did you taste any of them? My Chestnuts did nothing for nuts this year. But it was dry on our property. I'm hoping for next year.