Monday, September 28, 2009

Wal-Nuts to You

Black Walnuts grow wild in the woods in our area of southern Wisconsin. These look like three little green limes, still hanging from the branch of the tree. The bright green outer shell is soft and pithy and eventually falls open to reveal the thick, black crinkled nutshell beneath. They are best dried a bit before being used, but are smaller and more bitter than their cousin, the English Walnut. These will most likely be harvested by the local squirrels!

1 comment:

Jarart said...

I love the taste of black walnuts and they are very expensive here when you can find them. They grow wild at my sister's place in southern Missouri too and I have been known to haul a bunch of them home with me. Nice picture of them on the tree.