Our farm fresh chestnuts are shipped direct from the farm as soon as the harvest begins. We do not use pesticides and our nuts are not fumigated. This size chestnut is anything over 1 1/4'' at the widest point and although rare in Chinese chestnuts can be bigger than a golf ball. We have had a lot of calls and are now taking preorders that will begin shipping on a first come first serve basis around the second week in September, orders will be filled as the chestnuts are harvested. Please be patient it could be late September before your order could ship. Thanks for your business!