This past week a friend gave me a bag of Malabar chestnut pods, plus a large pile of "chestnut seeds". Yup, I intend to eat most but I also plan to plant a number of those little chestnuts in anticipation of producing my own supply.
The mature pod is on the left. Breaking one open exposes the "chestnuts". The nuts, at the bottom of the photo, vary a bit in size and shape.
I'm told that the nuts need to be planted while still fresh, and that they germinate readily. So I'm planting a handful right now.