Medicinal Herb Workshop – learn how to grow your own drugs

http://www.chestnutbrae.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/Medicinial-Herbs.mp4 Medicinal herbs have been used for centuries and were the original medications. Sweet chestnuts were one of the earliest being used for medicinal purposes by the Romans.  But what else...

Mont Blanc at Balthazar Restaurant Perth

Chestnut Brae are highlighted on the Balthazar Restaurant page as part of their feature dish for Buy West Eat Best Plating Up WA campaign: https://www.platingupwa.com.au/venues/balthazar The Mont Blanc they have made looks totally...

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

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 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

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

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

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...