I have just harvested the first tub of water chestnuts. I waited a couple of weeks after the foliage had all died back. Never having had them fresh before, I'm not sure if they are right/good. They are decent size and crisp but after peeling they seem kind of floury/starchy, not translucentish. Raw, they are powdery and don't taste that sweet crisp like the canned ones. I haven't tried cooking them yet... Wondering if I've left them too long and they are 'overdone' or if they lose that floury tastes after cooking like potatoes.