Asked by: Rusudan Higelmo
asked in category: General Last Updated: 19th March, 2020

What is a conker shell called?

Usually only 1–5 fruits develop on each panicle; the shell is a green, spiky capsule containing one (rarely two or three) nut-like seeds called conkers or horse-chestnuts. Each conker is 2–4 centimetres (0.79–1.57 in) in diameter, glossy nut-brown with a whitish scar at the base.

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Similarly, it is asked, is a Conker the same as a chestnut?

Difference between Chestnuts and Conker. They both look similar, and conkers is often called as horse chestnuts, and this confuses a lot of people. One thing we need to understand is that chestnuts are sweet and they are edible but conkers or horse chestnuts are poisonous, and they are not for eating purposes.

how many conkers are in a shell? Conker in shell. Two conkers, one still in the shell.

Likewise, what are Conker trees called?

Conkers is a traditional children's game in the British Isles played using the seeds of horse chestnut trees—the name 'conker' is also applied to the seed and to the tree itself.

Why do conkers have spiky shells?

And there are a number of other reasons why: While they might look the same – both have green spiky shells and both are brown – they're completely different. Conkers are actually mildly poisonous and contain a chemical known as aescin, which can induce vomiting and even paralysis.

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