Chestnuts In North America

Chestnuts In North America

Chestnuts were present in North America during the Eocene Epoch, beginning over 50 Million years ago. During the Pleistocene Ice Age 18,000 years ago, chestnut was pushed south as the temperate forests retreated to the warmer climate near the Gulf of Mexico. As the...
Chestnuts In Asia

Chestnuts In Asia

Asia is the largest producer and consumer of chestnuts in the world. The use of chestnuts as food over 9,000 years ago in Japan is documented in carbonized nuts found in ancient villages. Recent programs have mandated the large-scale establishment of chestnut orchards...
History Of Chestnuts In Europe

History Of Chestnuts In Europe

Chestnuts appear in the fossil record over 85 Million years ago, in North America, Europe and Asia. The 13 existing species of the chestnut genus all inter-hybridize readily, indicating that they are not highly differentiated from the parent species. EUROPE The...
Most Useful Tree In The World

Most Useful Tree In The World

The chestnut is the most useful tree in the world. There are 4 major species – American Chestnut (Castanea dentata) European Chestnut (C. sativa) Chinese Chestnut (C. mollissima) Japanese Chestnut (C. crenata) and 9 less important species of the genus Castanea in the...