|Here's our black walnut tree.|
Whole in-shell walnuts are available in grocery stores this time of year. They are a great snack, and since they take a while to crack open, you can't spoil your dinner with them. The grocery store walnuts are English walnuts and ours a black walnuts, but our walnuts are still very good to eat. In fact, their strong wal-nutty flavor makes them superior for adding to ice cream, fudge and cakes. You just have to catch them before the animals do.
|A black walnut with the husk still on.|
|Black walnut with squirrel teeth marks in the husk - I bet that tasted awful!|
|Chewed hole in a walnut shell with the entire nut removed by a squirrel.|
|Whole walnut with husk, walnut with husk partially chewed, walnut without husk, and opened walnut.|
|Black walnut tree. If you click on the picture, you can zoom in a see clusters of walnuts.|
Here's more information on harvesting black walnuts if you'd like to do a more serious walnut harvest.