Harvesting and Marketing Chinese Chestnuts

Final Report for FNE95-080

Project Type: Farmer
Funds awarded in 1995: $2,400.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/1995
Matching Non-Federal Funds: $12,256.00
Region: Northeast
State: New York
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Note to readers, attached is the complete final report for FNE95-080.

This is a very labor intensive crop. The vacuum method is better than hand-picking if you do it yourself. In Asia they use hand labor to pick nuts but we were not able to find a source of labor. A look at the chart shows that it took 421 hours to produce an income of $2500. Considering expenses, equipment and labor, we did not make any money but we learned a lot.


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