Castanea sativa Mill., Gard. Dict. ed. 8 1 1768. (Syn: Castanea castanea (L.) H.Karst. ; Castanea prolifera (K.Koch) Hickel; Castanea sativa f. discolor Vuk.; Castanea sativa var. hamulata A.Camus; Castanea sativa var. microcarpa Lavialle; Castanea sativa var. prolifera K.Koch; Castanea sativa var. spicata Husn.; Castanea vesca Gaertn.; Castanea vulgaris Lam. ; Fagus castanea L.; Fagus castanea var. variegata Weston; Fagus procera Salisb. );
edible chestnut, European chestnut, Italian chestnut, Portuguese chestnut, Spanish chestnut, sweet chestnut, sangara;
Balkan Pen. to N. Iran as per WCSP;
Fruits & Vegetables Week: Castanea sativa, the Chestnut: A temperate tree, but produce rarely seen in tropics as nuts turn rancid within few days and have short keeping quality. Here are my photographs from Kashmir and California.
Castanea sativa : Sweet Chestnut : 171011 : AK-4: Sweet Chestnut or Castanea sativa from Srinagar taken in Sept,11.
Now I have to clarify a doubt.
Chestnuts sold in warm climate are generally water chesnut, whose floor is eaten during fasts. It is Trapa bispinosa in warm places and Trapa natans in cold places (including Kashmir). I hope you are talking about that only.
These are known as Chestnuts and are available here in the Muscat Super markets during Winter months.
It must be interesting to know how these chestnuts (this is Castanea sativa) reach muscat. Are they grown there?, in such hot climate or kept in cold storage. I have tried to bring them from Kashmir (of course in late summer) to Delhi, but they get spoilt within a week or so.
They are definitely not grown here locally.
So your Kashmir fruits can be enjoyed here!
We do get Cherries from Kashmir during season here & Hazelnuts from Turkey.
In the elite supermarkets you find Blue Berries, Cranberries, etc
Govind Ghat – Ghangaria trail … about 7000 ft
Habitat: mountain slope
Habit: large shrub, about 4 – 5 m high; fruit about 2 inches across
… most probably planted.
Yes … Chestnut tree, singhara (not the other singhara Trapa bispinosa)
Castanea sativa to be precise.
HP, Oct 2014 :: Requesting ID :: ARKNOV-53 : 6 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (5)
Requesting to please provide ID of this tree in the premises of the Roerich Museum Trust, Naggar, HP in October 2014.
No flowers or fruits seen
I hope Castanea sativa, the chestnut
would this an exotic planted in a museum campus or does it occur routinely in that geographical area?
Most probably Sweet Chestnut– Castania sativa.