Chestnut Brae at Growers Green this weekend

Chestnut Brae at Growers Green this weekend

Chestnut Brae will be selling chestnuts at Growers’ Green Farmers’ Market in Lefroy Rd, Beaconsfield WA on Sunday morning 19 May 2019 from 8AM – 12 NOON – FREMANTLE COLLEGE , (FORMERLY SOUTH FREMANTLE HIGH SCHOOL). Come along on Sunday to get...
The Grain That Grows On a Tree

The Grain That Grows On a Tree

Chestnut has been called the Bread Tree – it has a been staple in the diet for people all over the world for thousands of years. It is a very high quality food source, with the nutritional makeup of a grain, yet grows on a tree, without annual tillage of the soil, and...
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...