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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.

Chestnut trees at harvest time
Photo of our Italian Marroni trees taken October 2008 near the end of harvest.  These trees were originally the 'Colossal' variety but were grafted mostly in the spring of 2003 and 2004 after some experiments in 2002 provided successful.


A 4 minute video tour of our Italian Marroni Chestnut orchard taken on October 7, 2009, just as harvest is getting underway.

Italian Marroni chestnuts almost ready for harvest                        Chestnut tree grafted to Italian Marroni
October 2008 Photo of Italian Marroni crop                                                        Spring 2007 of Colossal tree partially grafted to Marroni


Chestnut grafting using a bark graft            Grafted scion ready to grow and produce Italian Marroni chestnuts! 
Spring 2007 photo of Marroni grafted onto Colossal                                Same graft after taping and sealing, waiting to start growing!


Another large chestnut tree being grafted to an Italian Marroni variety of chestnuts
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.


Comparison of bearing and non-bearing Italian Marroni chestnut trees. In a few years all of these trees will be big trees producing big crops of sweet chestnuts.
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.


Chestnut catkins (male flowers) with pollen waiting for wind, honey bees, and other insects to pollinate female chestnut flowers on surrounding trees to produce a bountiful harvest.
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