Story: Citrus, berries, exotic fruit and nuts



The edible seeds of chestnuts are enclosed within a prickly covering, called a burr. In autumn the burrs split open and release the chestnuts to the ground. European and Japanese chestnuts have been grown in New Zealand for over a century, but it is only since the 1990s that an industry has developed.

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Sandy Scarrow, 'Citrus, berries, exotic fruit and nuts - Nuts and olives', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 7 October 2022)

Story by Sandy Scarrow, published 24 Nov 2008