harvested by hand. After the chestnut bur
opens and release its nuts, they are collected
by hand and placed in a chilled water bath to
remove field dust. A second water bath
assists in further cooling the chestnut. They
are then hand-sorted for size and store them
at 32 degrees Fahrenheit prior to use or sale.
industry-recognized sizes for chestnuts are:
small (< 25 mm) -or- > 45 nuts/lb.
(25-29 mm) -or- 40-45 nuts/lb.
(29-31 mm) -or- 30-40 nuts/lb.
(32-35 mm) -or- < 30 nuts/lb.
(35-38 mm) -or- < 30 nuts/lb.
(> 38 mm) -or- < 25 nuts/lb.