June 02, 2016
The most exciting prospect for me as a home gardening walnut grower is the multitude of uses I can put the bounty of this tree to. The fresh young leaves can be used to make wine, as they do in the south of France. Then come the green walnuts that can be made into a liqueur or pickled in spiced vinegar. Right through the season, the leaves can be used to wrap fish for cooking on the barbecue. Autumn is the time to be on the lookout for fresh nuts and when you have the luxury to collect these from your own tree you can do so each day as they naturally ripen and fall, a practice that could never be feasible on a commercial scale- MB.