There's a difference between horse chestnuts, buckeyes, and actual edible American Chestnuts. Best description I've found yet here.Originally Posted by prhoshay;3712110;
We very definitely have horse chestnuts. Before we found out they were inedible - indeed poisonous in large amounts - my husband baked one up and we tasted it. Tastes like bitter baked potato.
Another simple pleasure was seeing a squirrel up in one of them scraping at the shell of the pod, and hearing "scritch scritch scritch."
We also have an inedible apple tree in our backyard (whomever planted the trees on this property must have been totally insane). So we see squirrels running all over with those in their mouths, too.