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Dearest Darlings Of Knowing All,

As a sheepy I of course luff to play conkers  with the seeds of the Horse-chestnut tree. There's absolutely nothing I like more than planning my entire day around the organising of as many conker games as I can get !...I've got a 200er !!..so there ..nyahh nyahh !!



Look, here's my conker :


Look, it's my conker being a conker.



but check these other conkers out !


Other Conkers Being Checked Out By Ewe






Notice how non uniform they are ?...They are all different sizes and shapes !!...why's that then ?..most seeds from other plants are pretty much all the same looking...so...why do conkers all look different ?...ewe have round ones, oval ones..wedgey ones !!..small ones ..big ones !!


Ewe see...I really want to know...I want to ziggazigaarr !!

Can ewe help me understand the nature of conker non-correlation ?


hugs & shmishes



mwah mwah mwah !!



neil
I luff playing with my conkers
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Why Do Conkers All Look Different ? (Horse Chestnut Seeds)
« Reply #1 on: 29/09/2009 09:22:08 »
Oi! You! Yes you with the wooly coat and high heels. Stop playing with your conkers in public.

Conkers are the fruit (well, nut actually) of the Horse Chestnut tree. Like other fruits they will differ in size according to the ammount of water and nutrients available.
 

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« Reply #2 on: 29/09/2009 09:57:51 »
Oi! You! Yes you with the wooly coat and high heels. Stop playing with your conkers in public.

Conkers are the fruit (well, nut actually) of the Horse Chestnut tree. Like other fruits they will differ in size according to the ammount of water and nutrients available.

Thanks Don....why not ewe and I play with our conkers together ?..nothing to be ashamed of  :)

I see , fruit eh ?...so, they're not seeds then ?..I can't actually plant one and grow my own Horse Chestnut tree in my window box ?
 

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« Reply #3 on: 29/09/2009 10:17:51 »
Those are cool seeds do they dry hard .. are they poison...I have never heard of a Horse chestnut tree! Very cool!

They look a bit like wild cu CUM bers???? LOL....Stop playing with those babies right now you naughty Sheepy! LOL
 

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« Reply #4 on: 29/09/2009 10:50:33 »
I used the term 'fruit' losely.

The green spiny shell of the tree usually conatins two seeds (conkers) which I am sure are classified as nuts. Pop one in a pot, and you will have your own personal supply of conkers. Though it might take a while before you reap the benefits of your cultivation.

Karen Yes, unlike the Sweet Chestnut, these are toxic. BTW the Horse and Sweet chestnut are not related.
 

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« Reply #5 on: 29/09/2009 11:20:03 »
Thanks DON... They are cool interesting shaped seeds as Neily points out.... it is odd that they are not symetrick.. it that their genetic make up or some such thing....that causes each one to be different?
 

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« Reply #6 on: 29/09/2009 16:01:52 »
Those are cool seeds do they dry hard .. are they poison...I have never heard of a Horse chestnut tree! Very cool!

They look a bit like wild cu CUM bers???? LOL....Stop playing with those babies right now you naughty Sheepy! LOL

I think if I was a cucumber and I looked like a conker I'd be wild too !!  ;)
 

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« Reply #7 on: 29/09/2009 16:03:42 »
I used the term 'fruit' losely.

The green spiny shell of the tree usually conatins two seeds (conkers) which I am sure are classified as nuts. Pop one in a pot, and you will have your own personal supply of conkers. Though it might take a while before you reap the benefits of your cultivation.

Karen Yes, unlike the Sweet Chestnut, these are toxic. BTW the Horse and Sweet chestnut are not related.

Thanks for the clarification Don. I might just plop one in a pot ..I don't mind waiting till next summer for my horse chestnut harvest !! ;D
 

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