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Posted: 12/4/2001 5:37:58 AM EDT
There is an older gentleman where I work that grew up in deep dark east Texas and started talking about deer hunting back in the good old days. He got all teary eyed talking about chinkey pins (sp?). Evidently it is some kind of nut that he used to eat when he was out hunting and deer would also eat them.
Link Posted: 12/4/2001 5:54:31 AM EDT
Might be "Chinquapins"...kind of like a chestnut. Don't see them much anymore. Juggernaut
Link Posted: 12/4/2001 6:10:55 AM EDT
I'll concur w/ Juggernaut [url]http://www.eat-it.com/plants/chinquap.htm[/url] Chinquapin (Castanea pumila). A native chestnut bush with small sweet nuts. Adapted from Maine to Georgia. A pretty ornamental in sun or shade. Leaves turn a bright yellow in the fall. Mature height, 6-12'. Zone 5-8.
Link Posted: 12/4/2001 6:49:11 AM EDT
Wiped out by the Chestnut blight? There is an American Chestnut Foundation, chestnut.acf.org, that helps re-seeding and planting seedlings that are resistant to disease.
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