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SORRY - Fresh Chestnuts and Gifts Sold Out for 2011 Season!
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Delmarvelous Chestnuts had a wonderful 2011 chestnut season. Our harvest was great and we enjoyed helping lots of folks have the best fall season ever! We look forward to the 2012 season.

Delmarvelous Chestnuts were specially bred chestnuts to combine the sweetness of the American chestnut and peel-ability of the Chinese chestnut. When you are peeling our chestnuts, the inner skin does not stick to the nutmeat! The inner skin sticks to the shell! Our Delmarvelous Chestnuts are the finest American grown chestnut available today.

Gary, Nancy and Dogs
Gary & Nancy
with Fred & Max

Did you know? Almost all fresh chestnuts sold in your local markets are imported. These imported chestnuts come from all over the world--Italy, Spain, Korea, China, and sometimes even Portugal. By the time these imported chestnuts reach your local market, they are no longer fresh. In many instances, the chestnuts have already started to mold. Many of these varieties sold in your local market are also really tough to peel, with a sticky inner skin that adheres quite firmly to the nutmeat.

Comparatively, our Delmarvelous Chestnuts are a joy to peel. Whether you're roasting in the oven or a microwave for recipe preparation, the inner skin sticks to the shell--not the chestnut!

Customers always ask, "why are your chestnuts are so easy to peel?" The answer lies in the varietal difference between species of Chestnut. Like apples, chestnuts have varieties. Each variety has a distinct set of characteristics that set it apart. Peel-ability is one of the major things that set our Delmarvelous Chestnuts apart from other varieties. Many supermarket and other chestnuts are of the European variety and are generally known not to peel well.

Our chestnuts come to you FRESH from our orchard. We utilize the latest growing techniques to produce a healthy farm-fresh product. We process and sort our chestnuts by hand to ensure our customers the finest gourmet quality chestnut available.

Hobby Farms Magazine Cover

If you want to read more about our orchard, pick up the September/October issue of Hobby Farms magazine. There is an in-depth article, "The Champions of Chestnuts" by Kimberly Button with pictures by Ron Salmon.

Delmarvelous Chestnuts make an original and wonderful gift. You can send them alone or in combination with any of our related chestnut items.

Since chestnuts are our only business, you can be assured we give every order our undivided attention. Whether you are sending chestnuts for the holidays or just a thank-you gift to clients, fresh American grown domestic chestnuts make a unique gift that is sure to be appreciated. Click here for descriptions of our gift packages, roasters, knives and more. Chestnuts are a unique gift and fit in so well with the mood of the season.

From a culinary point of view, chestnuts are a very versatile food and are nutritionally equivalent to brown rice. They can be boiled, roasted or cooked in a microwave. Chestnuts are quite delicious when eaten by themselves, but they can be eaten with vegetables, used in stuffing and soups, and make marvelous gourmet desserts when added to ice cream or chocolate. See our recipes and feel free to print them.

The price of Delmarvelous Chestnuts includes all costs associated with shipping. To ensure that our product will reach you fresh, we pack your order the same day we ship it. Our shipping department looks at the most efficient way to get your fresh chestnuts to you in the timeliest manner. Click here to order. If you have a question about shipping, please make a note on your order or send us an email.

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