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Walnuts – Red Danube dropping 2 weeks early – 29th Sept

The Red Danube (Rode Donau) Walnut comes from southern Germany, the breed gets its name from the bright red-coloured nuclear membrane. The kernels are therefore commonly used in patisseries and chocolate factories. It is a healthy breed and it is … Continue reading

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Walnut ‘Coble Nos 2’ first time fruiting 2015

This is the first time walnut variety ‘Coble Nos 2’ has fruited. The tree has only one nut on it, and hopefully it will not fall off, and I hope the squirrels do not get it. It looks like its … Continue reading

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A common Walnut (Julans Regia) fell over.

After a period of over 5 years this common +100 year old Walnut (Julans Regia) has been starting lean over. It started to be severe approx 3 months ago. Well fimely after the tree had leafed we had a weekend … Continue reading

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Not many people have seen these type of nuts – Known as Heartnuts (Juglans ailanthifolia cordiformis)

A deciduous tree growing to 20 m (65ft) by 15 m (49ft) at a medium rate. It is hardy to zone 4. It is in flower in June. The flowers are monoecious (individual flowers are either male or female, but … Continue reading

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Black Walnuts (Juglans Nigra) are ripe – End October 2014

This year it has been a massive crop of Black Walnuts (Juglans Nigra). Its now the end of October and they are beginning to fall. But watch out if one of those hits you, or the roof of your car, … Continue reading

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Walnut (Juglans Regia) – Red Danube

The Red Danube Walnut (syns Rouge de la Donan, Rode Donau) comes from southern Germany, the breed gets its name from the bright red-coloured nuclear membrane. The kernels are therefore commonly used in patisseries and chocolate factories. It is a … Continue reading

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Bishops Palace, Wells, Somerset – October 2011

This proved to be a very interesting visit, with dogs being welcome. Our own personal tour guide, as it was so quiet, we were the only ones. A very good tour and historical information.  

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National Walnut Collection at Northwick Estate

A quick visit to the Walnut Collection at Northwick Estate as part of the National Plant Collections run by www.nccpg.com

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Typical Juglandaceae Nut Shells and Leaf Count for ID’ing

Juglandaceae is the family name that encompasses Walnuts, Hickory, Butternut, Heartnut, Pecans etc etc. To ID many of the species its the leaflet count that narrows it down. You can then go onto leaf scars and shoot tip colouring etc. … Continue reading

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Coughton Court (NT) Orchard, Warwickshire

A day out to Coughton Court (National Trust) in Warwickshire. A photo of the way they stake and label their trees. A good selection of apples and plum/gages. Their mulberry bush definitely looks worse for the cold winter we have … Continue reading

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