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#1088 - 12/24/09 05:45 PM Photos of chestnuts
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Edited by Carolyn Young (12/24/09 06:10 PM)
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#1090 - 12/24/09 07:37 PM Re: Photos of chestnuts [Re: Mike Nave]
Mike Nave Offline
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Registered: 10/06/05
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Loc: Elverta, CA, USA
1. Maraval nuts from a single bur. 122 grams for all 3 nuts. The largest is 52 grams.
2. 3 random Marissard nuts from a tree growing in almost complete shade.
3. Nuts from a Colossal seedling named "Gillet". Nuts peel very well, are very large, and have very nice flavor. Average nut size is in the 12 per lb range. A mid to late season nut. I have seen no nuts with multiple embryos. In my opinion it is a better nut than any large nut being grown commercially in the US, Europe or Japan.
4. Nuts from a Colossal seedling named "Torakuri". Like "Gillet", the nuts peel very well, are very large, and have very nice flavor. Average nut size is in the 15 per lb range. A mid to late season nut. I have seen no nuts with multiple embryos but some nuts do have splits and occasionally you will see more than 3 nuts per bur.
5. Nuts from a variety called "Schlarbaum". Tree is half Chinese and half Japanese. Nuts peel exceptionally well. Nuts taste more like a Japanese type than a Chinese type. Nut size has averaged as large as 11.9 per lb.
6. Nuts from a variety called Szego that is a seedling of "Linden". It is mostly Japanese and Chinese. Nuts peel exceptionally well. No multiple embryos or inclusions. Nut tastes more like a Chinese variety than a Japanese variety but has superb flavor. Nuts store very well.
7. A Colossal seedling named "Kaibutsu". Nuts are huge with very good flavor. Average nut size is in the 14-15 per lb range. Nuts don't peel as well as the others in this list. They probably peel about the same as Colossal.
8. Miller's Hope is a pure Chinese seedling with very nice flavor. It stores exceptionally well. Like most Chinese nuts it peels very well. Nut size has been getting larger through the years, which is odd for Chinese nuts which tend to get smaller as the tree ages. In 2009 nut size was around 20-25 per lb.

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#1098 - 04/10/10 05:12 PM Re: Photos of chestnuts [Re: Mike Nave]
ProudLebanese Offline
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Registered: 04/02/10
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Loc: Lebanon-Rachaya Al Wadi
Thank you Mike for the interesting variety.

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