Worms in Chestnuts

Discussion in 'Homesteading Questions' started by nanu, Oct 7, 2006.

  1. nanu

    nanu Member

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    We have seven Chinese or Chinese American cross chestnut trees in our yard in north Georgia and hundreds of chestnut burrs fall each year but there full of worms even before they hit the ground . Does anyone know how to stop the worms? We would love to eat or sell these chestnuts. Any advise would be greatly apprieciated (SP).
     
  2. MELOC

    MELOC Master Of My Domain

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    pass on that advice to me, lol. i have a few of those trees and the nuts are always wormy...or at least enough of them to make it difficult to eat them without really taking your time.
     

  3. kenuchelover

    kenuchelover Well-Known Member

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    You stop them by running poultry under the trees! The birds will break the cycle of insect transmission, by eating worms as they leave the burrs (adult turkeys will also eat the whole chestnuts, if not too large). This kills them before they mature & fly up into the branches to lay another generation of eggs.

    This also works with apple trees & the like.
     
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    copperkid3 Well-Known Member

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