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Sweet Chestnut (Castanea) Gall Wasp – Take Note

I am highlighting the problem of the Sweet Chestnut (Castanea) Gall Wasp or “Dryocosmus kuriphilus”. This pest has had, I believe a few occurances in the UK. But it was detected for the first time in Spain in 2012, the … Continue reading

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‘Belle Epine’ Sweet Chestnut (Castanea Sativa) harvesting 7th October 2018

‘Belle Epine’ Sweet Chestnut (Castanea Sativa) harvesting 7th October 2018 Fruiting can start 2-3 years but 4-5 is normal. Productivity is quite good because of very high fertility of female flowers. Male flowers 20 June to 2 July, female flowers … Continue reading

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Harvesting Sweet Chestnut (Castanea crenata x Castanea sativa) – ‘‘Marigoule’’ 5th Oct 2018

Harvesting Sweet Chestnut (Castanea crenata x Castanea sativa) – ‘‘Marigoule’’ 5th Oct 2018. A very prolific cropper this year, with masses of large nuts. As the burrs were more brown, the spines were a lot more spikey. Take care in … Continue reading

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Harvesting Sweet Chestnut (Castanea sativa) – ‘‘Judia’’ 5th Oct 2018

We are just harvesting Sweet Chestnut (Castanea sativa) – Judia, today 5th Oct 2018. We have got to beat the squirrels, mind you they do find it tough going with all those spines. Some of the nuts are still a … Continue reading

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