Walnuts

Sep. 16th, 2009 01:15 pm
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I have tons and tons of walnuts this year. Guess that dang tree loved it's trimming. They've all fallen within the last week. I know nothing about harvesting walnuts, but if you want some let me know and I'll arrange to put them out for you, etc. I feel kinda bad throwing away a four trash cans full of them...

Date: 2009-09-16 06:32 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ladyotterfae.livejournal.com
black or english walnuts?

Date: 2009-09-16 06:47 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ladyotterfae.livejournal.com
http://www.hort.purdue.edu/ext/senior/fruits/walnute5.htm

there's a leaf comparison for you. english walnuts are smaller, a hell of a lot easier to crack, and much milder in flavour. black walnuts are local and native, and starting Oct 1, Hammons will be buying them from people at collection/hulling stations all over the midwest.
http://www.hammonsproducts.com/page.asp?p_key=111831CF23B54278A09BB03FC50C3907&ie_key=A6E5BAB93EAE4E4B8D839EB52B402DE6

Date: 2009-09-16 07:57 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] chainwoman.livejournal.com
Yeah, don't know about leaves without going & looking, but I read that English Walnut trees have smooth bark whereas Black is grooved. My tree is definitely grooved.

Thanks for the link. I could use the money, but nobody within a hundred miles of me. Suck.

So, offer still stands and perhaps I'll try to harvest some. 4 trash cans. :-O Eeek!!

Date: 2009-09-16 09:15 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] diermuid.livejournal.com
I suspected that they were black... those things grow all over. The walnuts themselves have to be cooked/boiled in a special way to mellow out the bitterness, but I suspect that the skill of cooking with Black Walnuts is much like the skill of making okra palatable, it's usually easier to just buy a better ingredient. ;-)

My favorite use for Black Walnuts? Throwing them at squirrels. But there are no furry-tailed rats out here.

Date: 2009-09-17 02:49 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] chainwoman.livejournal.com
Yeah, I think somebody in the neighborhood is killing them. I used to have tons of squirrels and quite a holey back yard by now. This year no holes in the back yard and tons of walnuts. :-|

Date: 2009-09-17 03:00 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ladyotterfae.livejournal.com
they're quite tasty, if you like the stronger flavour. granddad used to harvest some from one of our trees every year. hulling/shelling them is a bear, but the nuts are very tasty, and great in baked goods. Mom adores black walnut ice cream.

Date: 2009-09-17 02:51 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] chainwoman.livejournal.com
Ooh, black walnut ice cream. Marvelous idea... Yumm.

Date: 2009-09-16 06:42 pm (UTC)

Date: 2009-09-18 07:22 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] wenchamok.livejournal.com
Darn...too bad I'm not in KC. I'd take some, but it's a bit far to drive.

Date: 2009-09-18 02:39 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] chainwoman.livejournal.com
Where are you living now a days?

Date: 2009-09-18 08:56 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] wenchamok.livejournal.com
Down in Wichita. Still living with my folks 'cause I can't find a full-time x-ray job. I love my folks but I want my own place again!

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