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What type of Walnut tree is this?
« on: July 11, 2019, 01:39:49 PM »
Yes, I see now that I posted this in the wrong board.   ;D    Should have put it in Tree and Plant ID.   ::)


I have a 60 foot walnut tree in my yard that has more walnuts on it than we've seen since buying the property 5 1/2 years ago.   The limbs are sagging from the weight and a storm last week dropped one limb with several hundred walnuts on it.   These walnuts are not round like the black walnuts I'm familiar with.   They are more "lemon" shaped and I am not sure what type they are.   Possibly English Walnut, or even "Butternut?   They are in clusters of 2 to 6 walnuts and are 2 to 2 1/2 inches in length.






 





 

 









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Re: What type of Walnut tree is this?
« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2019, 02:29:41 PM »
Butternut best I can come up with.
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Re: What type of Walnut tree is this?
« Reply #2 on: July 11, 2019, 03:30:25 PM »
Looks exactly like the black walnut tree I am standing under right now. 
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Re: What type of Walnut tree is this?
« Reply #3 on: July 11, 2019, 04:45:50 PM »
Thats what Im seeing too.

Every year the size and quantity vary. From what I see around here, its going to be a big year.
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Re: What type of Walnut tree is this?
« Reply #4 on: July 11, 2019, 10:04:11 PM »
In the first pic, the long leaf on the left appears to have the terminal leaflet aborted, which is a diagnostic characteristic of Juglans nigra, our American Black Walnut. In this leaf pic on this website, you can see that the terminal leaflet is missing.

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If in fact your walnut leaves have the terminal leaflet aborted, it is certainly our regular ole native black walnut.
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Re: What type of Walnut tree is this?
« Reply #5 on: July 11, 2019, 10:31:33 PM »
Hmm, I think it's about the time to make pickled walnuts or nochino if you want to thin em out.
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