The Curious History of Chestnuts

By | 2017-10-03T15:19:55+00:00 October 3rd, 2017|Profiles|

Evidence of the cultivation of the chestnut by man is found since around 2000 BC.  It was Alexander the Great and the Romans who planted chestnut trees across Europe while on their various campaigns. A Greek army is said to have survived their retreat from Asia Minor in 401–399 BC thanks to their stores of chestnuts. Ancient Greeks wrote of chestnuts to [...]