Wednesday, July 25, 2018


These are walnuts on the lone tree that grows along the vineyard road. The familiar wrinkled brown shell is inside this green casing which needs to be peeled off when the nuts mature in the fall. This tree doesn't produce an awful lot, and the walnuts it does make are often too small to be interesting. Still, that doesn't stop some of our neighbors from gathering a few from year to year.

Walnuts on the tree.

Although we don't have our own walnut tree, some friends of ours up river have one that produces so many nuts that they can give a lot of them away. We've benefited from their generosity over the years. In fact, I still have a whole basket full of their walnuts left from last year.


  1. I don't think I've ever seen a nut tree in person.

  2. I love walnuts (Jerry hates them). We had a friend in Santa Barbara who was a grower for Diamond Nuts. He never gave us any.

  3. I've only seen black walnuts on a tree. In KY we had an English walnut tree that never produced. You need to get crackin on that basket of walnuts- maybe they aren't good anymore, but look nice in a basket?

  4. You made us a pie from just-picked walnuts a while back. It was just about the best dessert I've ever eaten.

  5. judy, not even a chestnut?

    mitch, that wasn't very nice!

    evelyn, they should be ok, for now.

    chris, cool!


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