OK—Maybe You CAN Eat Black Walnuts

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    There’s been a lot of discussion about collecting black walnuts on the show lately, but so far, it’s been all talk. On the latest episode of You Bet Your Garden, host Mike McGrath gets into the nitty gritty details on how to husk, wash, cure, crack, and yes, eventually eat, the most controversial food of the forest. Plus, your fabulous phone calls!

    Question of the Week:

    “May I suggest you cover the topic of harvesting black walnuts? I know that some people consider the trees a pest and remove them from the landscape because they inhibit the growth of other plants, especially tomatoes. And the nuts are a mess to process—but harvesting and using them as food would be more popular if people had some pointers on the proper way to do it.”
    —Pete in the Andorra section of Philadelphia

    The arduous process of harvesting black walnuts »

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