Walnut trees ...

jujujojo_gw(6b 7a)July 18, 2013

I wonder why these are not more widely used in the US. The fruits are so delicious when tender ... you need to remove the thin green cover (bitter).

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corkball(4)

cuz of the mess, the juglone, the staining and the maggots!

They are cool trees, but I don't want any in the middle of my lawn.

    Bookmark   July 18, 2013 at 10:06PM
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drrich2(6)

The nuts in their covers are large enough to be a nuisance, and the juglone issue corkball mentioned can limit your options for other plants in the area.

Richard.

    Bookmark   July 18, 2013 at 10:58PM
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toronado3800 Zone 6 StLouis(6)

My native walnuts are difficult to crack also. Me and the vise, it is entertaining. At a dinner party a no no.

Minimal fall color also.

But hey, I love their structure and just the feel of their wood.

    Bookmark   July 18, 2013 at 11:50PM
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Tiffany, purpleinopp GardenWeb, Z8b Opp, AL

Too much work to crack these at home. The nut processing places don't even take black walnuts.

    Bookmark   July 19, 2013 at 8:15AM
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huggorm

I have got a manchurian walnut tree, I think those nuts are even harder to crack than the american species but I have yet to see the little tree starting to yield

    Bookmark   July 19, 2013 at 8:23AM
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beng(z6 western MD)

Too hard to crack, but the nut flavor is, IMO, superior to the typical "English" walnut. You can buy the shelled nuts, but very expensive (labor of shelling).

I seem to have an epidemic of B walnut sprouts on my lot. There must have been several that were cut down over 10 yrs ago (before I got here), and their nuts just now sprouting everywhere. One I left to grow puts out 3-4' shoots in a season.

    Bookmark   July 19, 2013 at 9:39AM
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lkz5ia

Wow, thanks for letting me know this, walnuts are very popular for their edible seeds, but didn't know you could eat it as a fruit. I think I should start picking some now and I imagine they are like peaches, or at least I hope.....

    Bookmark   July 19, 2013 at 9:42AM
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beng(z6 western MD)

lkz5ia, there are recipes for "pickling" black walnut fruits (husk, shell and all), but you have to harvest them before the inner shell gets too hard. Need to be able to shove a toothpick thru the nut -- if not, it's too mature for pickling.

    Bookmark   July 19, 2013 at 9:49AM
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blakrab

Is this a Walnut Tree sapling? Its leaves seem to resemble that most?
http://www.nhm.ac.uk/nature-online/british-natural-history/urban-tree-survey/identify-trees/tree-factsheets/s-to-y/walnut/

I don't think it is a Tree of Heaven or Sumac...or at least hope not?

Or is it possibly something else?

Here is a link that might be useful:

    Bookmark   April 16, 2014 at 5:29PM
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huggorm

It's so slim, isn't it a vine? Like a wisteria of some kind

This post was edited by Huggorm on Wed, Apr 16, 14 at 18:15

    Bookmark   April 16, 2014 at 6:14PM
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blakrab

^ Good question...I don't know? Hence, I'm asking!

Most Wisteria branches seem to have a single leaf at the end, though?

Here is a link that might be useful: Wisteria leaves

    Bookmark   April 16, 2014 at 6:30PM
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corkball(4)

LOOKS like black walnut to me, but i could be wrong

    Bookmark   April 18, 2014 at 5:53PM
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