(North Lake Como chestnut)
Typical fruit of semi-mountainous forests,
that ripens between September and November. In our region references to its consumption and cultivation date back to 1250 in the “Tre Pievi” area. The
following varieties are found in the region:
- Marroni: this variety’s fruit is larger than average and is covered by a shiny light brown skin with darker raised stripes, with a delicious flesh that is resistant to cooking.
- Lüina: the tree is smaller in height and has wide, sometimes twisted, foliage. The fruit can be eaten dried.
- Verdesa: this variety is suitable for storing fresh, thanks to its ability to keep its husk closed even
at the point of ripening.
- Anghirovera (or Ranghirovera): this
chestnut is large, but not very flavorful.
- Ostana: these are small and sweet,
ripen in mid-September and
cannot be stored for a long time.