TG2805 : Sweet chestnut (fruit)

taken 8 years ago, near to Kirby Bedon, Norfolk, Great Britain

Sweet chestnut (fruit)
Sweet chestnut (fruit)
The sweet chestnut (also called Spanish Chestnut or European chestnut) originates from southeastern Europe and Asia Minor. It was introduced into more northerly regions during Roman times and later cultivated by monks in the gardens of their monasteries. The 3 - 7 nuts develop within spiny cupules that are shed during October. They are used in confectionery and can also be eaten roasted whole or ground to make flour. The Corsican variety of polenta is made with sweet chestnut flour. A local variety of Corsican beer also uses chestnuts. For a wider view of this location see > LinkExternal link. For more information see LinkExternal link.
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TG2805, 44 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Monday, 12 October, 2009   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 13 October, 2009
Category
Flora   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TG 289 057 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:36.0591N 1:22.7931E
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OSGB36: geotagged! TG 289 057
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South-southeast (about 157 degrees)
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