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...

Markets we will be attending in May and June

Chestnut Brae will be attending: Joondalup Growers Market on 12th May Kalamunda Farmers Market on 13th May Manjimup Farmers Market on 19th May Gidgegannup Small Farm Field Day on 27th May Manjimup Farmers Market on 2nd June Truffle Kerfuffle on 23rd and 24th June The...

Chestnuts in the news

Chestnut Brae were very fortunate to have the team from Today Tonight ask if they could come to Chestnut Brae to film a story about chestnuts during harvest season.  We have some visitors doing PYO (Pick Your Own) and we had some volunteers picking chestnuts at...

7 plants that could save the world

We have always wanted to save the world, we did not realize the one of the answers was sweet chestnuts. This latest research shows we are doing the right thing. Click on the link to read the entire...

Regional Achievement and Community Awards

Chestnut Brae are the 2017 winners of the Regional Achievement and Community Awards -Harmony Agriculture and Food Co Agricultural Innovation Award.This is one of the most prestigious awards in the agricultural sector in WA and allowed i us to  show the judges the...