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Photography of the fourth week of november of 2013

The period of sweet chestnuts

 

 

Sweet chestnut burr on rhe tree - © Norbert Pousseur

... sweetness of the sweet chestnut in its burr prickly ...       Photographie Norbert Pousseur
Surround of Paris - 1998 - dia 6x6 - d120a98p0001v12 - series Photo of the week



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In this November, sweet chestnuts already fell, already harvested, and proposed in the sale.

 

The real pleasure, of course is to collect them oneself in wood, when it is possible (for example in national forests).

These few photos to celebrate this fruit, among which the use and the consumption a little goes out of use, he(it) seems to me,
except maybe in candy, as glace chestnuts.

 

Definition of the term Sweet chestnut, of the dictionary of Furetiere of 1690

SWEET CHESTNUT. Fruit of a big tree which has a very prickly filling which covers a brown bark, under which is a small membrane, and finally a pulp very white and good to eat, and to make some porridge. Sweet chestnuts are very windy, the pupils are fond of boiled sweet chestnuts, we manure the pigs of sweet chestnuts in Limousin. The highlanders live all winter long of sweet chestnuts which they air on sieves, then they make them grind having peeled them, to make it some bread.

 

Sweet chestnut tree, engraving of 1700 by Joseph Pitton de Tournefort - reproduction Norbert Pousseur
Extracted of Institutiones rei herbariae de Joseph Pitton de Tournefort
(Publishing ~1700 - personal collection)

Definition of the term Sweet chestnut tree, of the dictionary of the Business of Savary, of 1723

SWEET CHESTNUT TREE. Big known enough tree, to get out of making the description. We shall say only that it)supplies two things for the trade ; knowledge, its wood ; and its fruit, which we usually call Sweet chestnut.
The wood of Sweet chestnut tree, which is by no means good to burn, is rather appropriate for the skeleton. There are former numerous buildings the construction of which it entered a lot it: nevertheless since we noticed that the wood of oak is much better in this use, we left that of the sweet chestnut tree, which does not sell almost any more now that in circles, or hoops, to bind tanks and barrels ; or in poles, to make vine arbours, wall bars, and garden fencings.
The Prescription of Henry III of May 1580, wants, That we get away Sweet chestnut trees from the age from six to seven years ; and it is also the real age there which they have to have, to be able to make comfortably poles and circles.
The boiled Sweet chestnuts are good to eat, and their taste is pleasant. There are even countries of mountains, where the Farmers during winter, live only this fruit, which they air on sieves, to make it grind having peeled it ; whose sort of bread they make fairly good. Some also make it some porridge ; and in Limousin, where the harvest is extremely considerable there, we use it in the fattening of the pigs.
In Bordeaux, and to Libourne, it happens that a rather considerable trade of Sweet chestnuts, which get out of Limousin, and Perigord ; and it sends in Foreign countries, particularly at the Dutch people a lot, which make it spend quantity in the North.


Photography of the week 48 of 2013

General presentation The same in spanish :
El período de las castañas
The same in french :
Le temps des châtaignes

 

 


This view of cvelvety sweet chestnut ready to have gone out of its burr,
it can be enlarged in this frame until 80 % of its real size of recording, by using the function zoom
If nothing displays here, to see this view at the bottom of page.

 

 

 


 

Chestnut burr and its flowery stalk - © Norbert Pousseur

... still present flowery stalk for this young chestnut burr ...       Photographie Norbert Pousseur
Surround of Paris - 2013 - Num 21 Mpx - 5d2d2_9006 - series Photo of the week




 

Bunch of  leaves  of sweet chestnut tree - © Norbert Pousseur

... big leaves of sweet chestnut tree letting filter only a little sky ...      Photographie Norbert Pousseur
Surround of Paris - 2013 - Num 21 Mpx - 5d2d2_9014 - series Photo of the week



 

Plant place setting of the sweet chestnut tree - © Norbert Pousseur

... big sweet chestnut trees which ask for a big space in the sky ...     Photographie Norbert Pousseur
Surround of Paris - 2011 - Num 21 Mpx - 5d2d2_8919 - series Photo of the week



 

Branch of sweet chestnut tree covered with burr - © Norbert Pousseur

... a branch of sweet chestnut tree which promises a good harvest ...      Photographie Norbert Pousseur
Surround of Paris - 2011 - Num 21 Mpx - 5d2d2_9008 - series Photo of the week



 

Young burr of sweet chestnut tree - © Norbert Pousseur

... soft green for this young burr pricking of sweet chestnut tree ...      Photographie Norbert Pousseur
Surround of Paris - 2013 - Num 21 Mpx - 5d2d2_8835 - series Photo of the week



 

Sweet chestnuts in their burr - © Norbert Pousseur

... sweet chestnuts as two seeds which would want to open ...      Photographie Norbert Pousseur
Provence - 2013 - Num 21 Mpx - 5d2e_2390 - series Photo of the week


 

General presentation The same in spanish :
El período de las castañas
The same in french :
Le temps des châtaignes

 

 

 

Previous series : Ceremonies for the remembrance of the war 14-18 Top of page
To the presentation of photographs weekly
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