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Harvested and roasted our first chestnuts today.  Wife and I both thought they tasted similar to a potato.
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Congrats Gray!!!  I can't wait for mine to start producing.  I got flowers this year on them for the first time, no nuts yet but getting closer.  Very excited for you.
 
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Went back and looked at my records.  The tree is a "pollenator" from Stark Bros and was planted Feb 2016 in our bottom land pasture.  The tree is around 10 ft tall and 3" in diameter.
 
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Those look great. Ours are starting to fall from the trees already too. Seems a little early in the season. Be vigilant about picking them up daily or the weevils will ruin the nuts. Good luck for the next 100+ years with that tree!
 
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Nice! I'm eager for my almond to produce, but that's going to be some time, I think.
 
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