Sweet chestnuts are edible!
Yes, that`s what I meant. But you said chestnut which is an inedible species growing in the park. :):):)
Why was I so surprised seeing the fruit? I had always believed the tree had to be very big to give fruit. While ours is only 8 years old.
However, the chestnuts were empty. It always happens when you grow only one tree. That is why we have two for cross pollination but the other one is still small - it nearly died in wintertime 3 years ago and has been still recuperating.
BTW, those shells are really spiky - you need to handle them with care. Take it into consideration if you plan to plant this tree next to your house.