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Picking Walnuts!

Friends. as I've mentioned before, we recently bought a house and moved in about 3 or 4 months ago. In this garden we have a huge walnut tree, 2 olive trees, an apple tree, a persimmons tree, a hazelnut tree and two other varieties of nuts that is unfamiliar to me. This was my first time seeing any kind of nuts on their trees and having to pick them was not an easy task, let me tell you that.

I read online that one is suppose to get the walnuts from the tree or where they fell, remove the skin and let them dry out in the sun. So I did exactly that but what nobody thought to mention was that I should wear gloves while doing so since the walnut skin stains your fingers a dark orange to brownish color and NOTHING gets it removed for days on end!

I also did not know just how awful an olive tastes when picked and not treated yet -yuckee! The persimmons is a fruit I have never even heard of until I moved in here. They are not ripe yet, so I have not tasted one but I gather online that it is supposedly a very sweet fruit when ripe. They should be ready in another week or two and I'll tell you all about it once I tasted one.

Image Credit » my very own walnuts

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MegL wrote on November 11, 2015, 3:07 AM

Fantastic to have your own walnuts. You can get a wood stain called "walnut", I bet it's made from those skins! emoticon :grin:

wolfgirl569 wrote on November 11, 2015, 10:10 AM

You have black walnuts then, The english variety falls out of the skin. If I had known I would have told you to buy gloves for those. They are also vry hard shelled, I use a hammer to crack them when I have that kind

LeaPea2417 wrote on November 11, 2015, 12:10 PM

That is interesting. I didn't know walnuts could stain like that. That is nice you have all those different variety of trees in your yard.