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Can you eat walnuts from a black walnut tree?

Walnuts may be either English or the black walnut varieties, with the latter having a thicker shell and more intense flavor. Once you are done harvesting the walnuts, you can eat them right away, but keep in mind they won't be quite like those purchased ones at the grocers.

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Also, are the nuts from a black walnut tree edible?

People should also be wary; black walnuts are edible but can be contaminated with Penitrem A if they hulls have begun to decompose before the nuts are harvested.

Subsequently, question is, are all walnuts edible? A walnut is the nut of any tree of the genus Juglans (Family Juglandaceae), particularly the Persian or English walnut, Juglans regia. A walnut is the edible seed of a drupe, and thus not a true botanical nut. It is commonly consumed as a nut.

Also, are black walnuts poisonous to humans?

Black walnut trees (Juglans nigra) are native the United States and are found in U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 5 through 9. The tree is not considered toxic to humans, and generally will not harm anyone who is not allergic to tree nuts or walnuts specifically.

Can you eat walnuts straight from the tree?

A pitted shell encases a fibrous, leather sheath that splits as the nuts begin to ripen in the fall and indicates that walnut tree harvesting is nigh. Once you are done harvesting the walnuts, you can eat them right away, but keep in mind they won't be quite like those purchased ones at the grocers.

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