Large spreading deciduous tree grown for edible nuts.
FEATURES: Large lobed foliage makes this a good shade tree. Slow growing tree which begins to set fruit from 3-7 years of age. The green hulls split open and nuts fall in late Autumn. Dry nuts to avoid mold. Store nuts or kernels in airtight containers.
FOR BEST RESULTS: Supply deep soaking waterings during Summer. Enrich the soil with a good thick mulch layer including well rotted compost. Keep mulch clear of trunk. Prune to a single trunk and remove crossing or overcrowded limbs.
• eat nuts fresh or use in cakes or salads
• green nuts can be pickled or used in dyeing