Fruits of autumn

Discussion in 'The Village Square' started by Raddang, Oct 21, 2016.

  1. Raddang

    Raddang In Flower

    Joined:
    Jul 15, 2016
    Messages:
    469
    Likes Received:
    639
    Location:
    County of Kent, UK
    The large chestnut tree beyond my backyard has started to shed its autumn fruit. Plenty for the squirrels to cache.
    20161021 Fruit of autumn.JPG
     
    marlingardener, Sjoerd, Frank and 3 others like this.
  2. Loading...

    Similar Threads
    1. Logan
      Replies:
      20
      Views:
      119,177
    2. marlingardener
      Replies:
      8
      Views:
      60,522

  3. 2ofus

    2ofus Hardy Maple

    Joined:
    Aug 24, 2014
    Messages:
    2,581
    Likes Received:
    1,567
    Location:
    Idaho Mountains
    Will you just be feeding the squirrels or will you roast a few for yourself? I keep thinking of the Christmas song about 'Chestnuts roasting on the fire'.
     
  4. Sjoerd

    Sjoerd Mighty Oak

    Joined:
    Apr 11, 2006
    Messages:
    20,016
    Likes Received:
    18,397
    Those look nice, Radd.
    I was wondering as well if you will eat them all or perhaps share with the squirrels, friends and family.
    Yeah, they look really inviting.
     
  5. marlingardener

    marlingardener Happy

    Joined:
    Aug 23, 2010
    Messages:
    11,368
    Likes Received:
    13,340
    Location:
    Central Texas, zone 8
    Ohh, please roast some and enjoy one of life's greater pleasures! Those are lovely chestnuts--do you have to tend the tree in any way, perhaps spraying or pruning?
     
  6. Raddang

    Raddang In Flower

    Joined:
    Jul 15, 2016
    Messages:
    469
    Likes Received:
    639
    Location:
    County of Kent, UK
    Yes we do eat some and there are plenty for the squirrels. You need to remove the bitter skin inside the shell of the nut. We use three methods to cook them, roasting in the oven, prick the shell and microwave for about 40 seconds, or boil them. All methods help to remove the skin but boiling is probably most effective. Whatever way we use, I like them very warm and with a little salt. Very tasty.;)
    @marlingardener. The tree is one of several huge sweet chestnut trees on an ancient railway embankment. It is just beyond my boundary so all we have to do is pick the nuts up on the patio. Our tree is to the left in this January picture.
    The embankment in January.JPG
     
    marlingardener likes this.

Share This Page