Experts say 2013 is a "mast year" for many types of nut-bearing tree, including the schoolboy's favourite, the horse chestnut.
The bumper harvest, which has also seen extra acorns carpeting the streets, is providing a windfall for wildlife and is also fuelling a revival of the classic playground game.
In a "mast" year, a botany phenomenon, trees mysteriously synchronise to produce more seed than usual.
The horse chestnut boom has come as a relief to the organisers of this year's Scottish Conker Championships in Peebles tomorrow, who were forced to cancel the event last year after a poor conker crop.
Arboretum manager at the Royal Botanic Garden in Edinburgh, Martyn Dickson, said children - and adults -had already been sighted amassing conker warchests in the Botanic's grounds.
He said: "There are lots around, a lot more than last year's harvest. Last year was poor in terms of trees building up their energy and this summer's warm weather will have helped them a great deal."
Scottish spokesman for the Campaign For Real Conkers, Keith Flett, 56, said he was delighted with this year's crop. He said: "Hopefully more kids will go out and have a go at the game as it's great fun."