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SeaWalnut

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Verry rare walnut
« on: April 18, 2019, 03:33:29 AM »
These are somme really rare giant walnuts that i got from an old tree .With the green husks on the tree they are almost as big as a male fist.I germinated all of them with 100 percent success even thogh they had a bit of mold inside .The mold appears because the nut shells dont seal verry well .Taste is verry good and they grow fast ,aparently being the second fastest fruiting walnut after the white walnut J Cinerea .But unlike J Cinerea these are long lived trees and the fast growth i think it comes from the fact that they grow from a giant seed.Somme countryes registered these as cultivars (in New Zealand i think),but here in the Carpathian Mountains they grow wild mostly planted by crows.
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Re: Verry rare walnut
« Reply #1 on: April 18, 2019, 07:15:50 AM »
Impressive. I didn't know about those. Thanks for posting them.                                                                       Pokeweed.

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Re: Verry rare walnut
« Reply #2 on: April 19, 2019, 08:24:12 PM »
Thanks! Very interesting.
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Re: Verry rare walnut
« Reply #3 on: April 20, 2019, 01:13:05 AM »
Very cool. Where can i get it?
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Re: Verry rare walnut
« Reply #4 on: April 20, 2019, 03:14:21 AM »
Im not selling just presenting them.Because these trees are soo rare (just a few trees left) even here where they are native and everybody with a little land has a walnut ,they might be close to impossible to get.I know somme company from Moldova ,the neighbouring country ,found a tree and tooked scions and now propagates and sell them under Carpatica brand.The cost its like 100 dollars for a tree but he doesnt have them for sale ( in stock).I found a tree and i got the nuts from it and will grow them altough the seedlings i grow will not be identical to the parent .But because the walnuts are self polinated by wind, and even if it has just one of the parrents traits, i still hope to get these giant nuts growing on my trees.Here in Romania we didnt registered these as cultivars but otther countryes did. I post somme pictures from the moldovan site and a link ,thogh,most likely they will not send outside of EU. http://www.nucialtoiti.md/soiuri-de-nuci-pepiniera-voinesti/
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Re: Verry rare walnut
« Reply #5 on: April 25, 2019, 01:08:35 PM »
In SW-Germany walnuts like these (size of a chicken egg and mostly the bell shape from the pics) are not too uncommon. Most people complain about the mold and how hard it is to dry them. But they are supposed to be eaten fresh and are so big to make removing the bitter yellow skin easier. Try the fresh nuts, they are my favorite.

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Re: Verry rare walnut
« Reply #6 on: April 25, 2019, 04:38:40 PM »
In SW-Germany walnuts like these (size of a chicken egg and mostly the bell shape from the pics) are not too uncommon. Most people complain about the mold and how hard it is to dry them. But they are supposed to be eaten fresh and are so big to make removing the bitter yellow skin easier. Try the fresh nuts, they are my favorite.
Here we have a tradition to eat fresh nuts and there is even a holiday for that ( saint Ilie).I know they are better without the skin and if you only eat the white  kernel.These trees are endangered and soo rare even here in Carpathians Mountains where its their native range( Juglans Regia its called carpathian walnut for a reason and even walnut means valachian nut where valachia=romanian country).I bet  that everybody that would see these for real in SW Germany would probably have a shock,except you that your a fruit connoiseur.That explains how rare they are.

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Re: Verry rare walnut
« Reply #7 on: April 26, 2019, 07:13:20 AM »
I try to buy one tree but they don't sell it...

 

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