Chestnut Buying Guide

There are 3 decisions to make when buying chestnuts:

    1. Variety
    2. Size
    3. Quantity

Variety

Just like potatoes or apples, the variety you choose depends on the intended use. For example if you want to make an apple pie, a Granny Smith is a better choice than a Fuji. If you want fluffy mashed potato, a Coliban is better than a Kipfler.

At Adelaide Hills Fresh Chestnuts we grow four main varieties:

April Gold Early season variety. Good to boil or roast. White, more crumbly nut. Makes good flour meal, soups, cakes, desserts, stuffings, ice cream.
Red Spanish Early season variety. Produces the largest chestnuts with dark coloured skins and white coloured nut. Best boiled. Makes good puree, soups, cakes, desserts, stuffings, ice cream.
Purton's Pride Late season variety. Produces lighter coloured chestnuts of smaller size with thinner shells. Good to roast or boil.
De Coppi Marone Mid season variety. Best roaster with easiest to peel shells. Sweet yellowish, premium nut.

Size

Chestnuts are graded, packaged and priced according to size. Adelaide Hills Fresh Chestnuts grades to industry standard sizes:

Size Medium Standard Large Jumbo Supersize
Nut diameter 29 mm 32 mm 35 mm 38 mm > 41 mm

Quantity

We pack into 1 kg bags or 5kg bulk bags. The bulk bags are cheaper per kg.


2020 Chestnut Prices

De Coppi Marone
(Premium Easy Peel Nut)
5kg bag 1kg bag
Medium $45 $10
Standard $55 $12
Large $65 $14
Jumbo $75 $16
Supersize $85 $18
 
All Other Varieties 5kg bag 1kg bag
Medium $35 $8
Standard $45 $10
Large $55 $12
Jumbo $65 $14
Supersize $75 $16



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