Chestnuts From Our
Family Farm to You
Many customers have asked about
our chestnut farm so now we've added a gallery of photographs to help you
understand more about our farm, especially of the process we've gone through
to offer the Italian Marroni varieties of chestnuts.
A 4 minute video tour of our Italian Marroni Chestnut orchard taken on October 7, 2009, just as harvest is getting underway.
October 2008 Photo of Italian Marroni crop Spring 2007 of Colossal tree partially grafted to Marroni
Spring 2007 photo of Marroni grafted onto Colossal Same graft after taping and sealing, waiting to start growing!
Some of the grafts Harvey made were 15 feet above ground level! This photo shows the upper portion of the tree grafted to Italian Marroni while the large lower branches are still the Colossal variety. The lower branches were grafted about two months later after the top grafts had two or three feet of growth on them.
August 2008 photo comparing trees grafted to Marroni in the spring of 2007 on the left and the trees grafted to Marroni in 2003 and 2004 on the right. The trees on the left were white-washed after grafting to prevent sunburn damage to the bark.
2007 photo of pollinator variety with catkins (female flowers) releasing pollen to pollinate our Italian Marroni.
March 2010 photo during pruning of tree grafted to Marroni in spring of 2007. Pruning is performed annually to remove weak or poorly-placed branches, maintain a strong tree structure, and limit production to minimize production of very small chestnuts. Note that ladders used are 12 feet and 16 feet tall.
Thanks for visiting!
Harvey, Linda, and Michael Correia