Anders Källberg wrote:Hi Tim!
Here in Stockholm, Sweden, we are just on the northen limit for growing walnuts, but we do in fact have a tree in the garden of my work at a lag at the university. Yesterday I took a look at the tree and the the outer green shell of the nuts is beginning to crack, which is the first sign that harvest is approaching. They still will need a few weeks before they are ready. We have had a warm September, and I hope the ripening will continue to go well. The nuts are smaller than the ones we buy from abroad, but they really have an exquisite taste.
Anders Källberg wrote:Regarding the birds, last year I did in fact see a bird dropping a walnut from a considerable hight on the ground to crack it open. Amazing how they have been able to figure out this method, in particular since there are very few walnut trees in this part of the world.
Christina Georgina wrote:You are so fortunate !!! I love cooking with walnuts - savory and sweet - pasta sauce, dipping sauce for vegetables, baked in a cheese souffle, walnut pie etc......I always hesitate because there is nothing worse than a less than fresh nut. A rancid nut will make me sick for days . So....I will have to wait until my English walnut and Carpathian walnut trees begin to bear and fantasize in the meantime.
Bob Henrick wrote:Tim, do you have a URL where one could order a bag of the walnuts?
Mike Filigenzi (Sacto) wrote:Bob - These wouldn't be from Tim's part of the state, but you could give them a try if you want.
Mount Lassen Farms
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