Chestnut (Malabar) 200mm
Medium to large, tropical, evergreen tree bearing
green pods of brown, chestnut-like seeds.
FEATURES: Large, white spiked flowers forma medium-sized green
pod containing rows of brown chestnut-like seeds that taste similar
to peanuts. When roasted or fried, the seeds have the flavour of
chestnuts. The flowers and leaves are also edible.
CONDITIONS: Prefers a well-drained, slightly acidic soil in the full
FOR BEST RESULTS: Fertilise in Spring after fruiting. Protect from
frost when the plant is young. Provide adequate watering during
PLANTING IDEAS AND USES:
seeds can be ground into flour for bread-making
can be eaten raw or cooked
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