Jul 31, 2007

English Walnuts

OK back to local crops. English walnuts are another crop we have locally. Some of the orchards are very old and the tree are huge and gorgeous. In my younger years I used to do the u-picks for the walnuts. Messy! The green hulls turn black before they release the nuts and the black comes off on everything.

A few years ago one of the growers cut an old orchard because he said the wood was worth more than the crops.

English Walnut Trees

English Walnuts

7 comments:

  1. It appears the growers have a good crop this year.

    Great shots of the black buck's courtship. You captured it superbly. They exhibit some of the same behavior as our whitetails.

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  2. Thanks for these pictures of the beautiful walnut trees. Looking at the green fruit and leaves makes me think we have one in our backyard too. Later today I'm going to have to check it out now that I see what the leaves look like.

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  3. what a splendid tree and loaded with fruits too....

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  5. They are both beautifu.
    ? Which is worth...

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  6. Sue I hope yours are walnut trees. Locally, they are ready to harvest in November. If yours are walnut trees there probably won't be anything growing under them.

    Pentelho, walnut is a popular wood for woodworking. Sometimes these old walnut trees have beautiful burls with woodgrain swirled in different directions that are great for woodworking and quite expensive. This grower decided he could get more money for the cut walnut wood than he could for his walnut crops.

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