Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Two more Sweet Chestnuts to go

This is almost the last of this year's Chestnuts going in. Hopefully they will serve two purposes, a tasty crop and a windbreak for the fruit trees in the background. The varieties joining Maraval from last year are;

  • Belle Epine
  • Bouche de Betizac
  • Bournette
  • Marigoule
  • Marron Goujounac

This lot came from the Agroforestry Research Trust along with;
  • Ballota Oak, (a variety of Holm Oak grown for fodder and food)
  • Russian Olive, a nitrogen fixing, fruit bearing shrub to be used as hedge to divide up the vegetable plots, just a few to start with and see what they taste like!
  • And a whole bunch of soft fruit

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