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Chestnuts

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I have a couple of chestnut tress and am not sure how to store them.
They are dropping from the trees faster than we can get them. Its a shame to just leave them there for the deer to eat. Some input would be great.
Thanks Becky

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Like The Rest Of Us Nuts

(just kidding) :)

Seriously, here's advice:

Chestnuts have low fat content but they still need to stay cool ... do you have a root cellar? If not:

#1
Store freshly purchased or picked, unpeeled chestnuts at room temperature for up to one week only. Keep them in a well-ventilated and dry place.

#2
Store unpeeled chestnuts in the refrigerator. To keep your chestnuts in top shape for a little longer, place them into a plastic bag and stick a few holes into the bag for airflow. Kept this way, the chestnuts should be fine in the fridge for two to three weeks. Place them in the vegetable storage bin of the fridge.

#3
Be aware that once you have peeled the chestnuts and roasted them, they will not keep more than a few days in the fridge. If you have chestnuts like this, wrap them in aluminium foil or other freezer-proof wrapping that is air-tight and place them in the freezer. They can be frozen for several months.

Enjoy them ... ever try them in stuffing?

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Chestnuts

Thanks so much!!!!
I don't have a root cellar and my basement/garage tends to be damp but I do have a barn. I'll just have to ward off mice, wild ferrets and what ever else takes residence in there. Stuffing is exactly what i want to do. I'll probably roast & freeze some too. Thanks Again

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Joined: 2010-10-17
Chestnut Trees

I have 2 Chestnut Trees,(which is necessary for reproduction of nuts) and the deer always beats me to the nuts.

The Deer go 'crazy' over Chestnuts.

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Joined: 2010-10-18
freezing chestnuts

When freezing chestnuts, how does one prep them for maximum keep?

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