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 Post subject: Tree ID - Pig Nut ?
PostPosted: Fri Nov 01, 2013 2:15 pm 
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The City leaned out around a dry creek bed the other day. I live in the suburbs just north of Dallas.
I saw a nice looking tree 40 feet tall or so, and had these yellow fruits all around on the floor. Some were turning black very quickly.
The "fruit" has a huge nut or pit in it, with just a thin layer of flesh between it and the skin. The nut kind of resembled a peach pit, with the flesh clinging tightly.
Some one said it was pig nut, but looked nothing like the pig nuts I googled.

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 Post subject: Re: Tree ID - Pig Nut ?
PostPosted: Fri Nov 01, 2013 3:38 pm 
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Is that tree still standing? If you can post a photo of the tree (from a distance so we can see the shape) and close up of the leaves that would be helpful for identification and a record for anyone else who has a question about this kind of tree.

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 Post subject: Re: Tree ID - Pig Nut ?
PostPosted: Mon Dec 02, 2013 12:26 pm 
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any help with this ?


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 Post subject: Re: Tree ID - Pig Nut ?
PostPosted: Mon Dec 02, 2013 1:22 pm 
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I still don't know (this looks like a Howard question!) - but I'm curious - did you cut open the fruit? What did it look and smell like?

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 Post subject: Re: Tree ID - Pig Nut ?
PostPosted: Tue Feb 04, 2014 11:18 am 
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its a walnut !

I had no idea


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 Post subject: Re: Tree ID - Pig Nut ?
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It should have been easier, shouldn't it? As a kid I always used to crack and eat walnuts in the next door neighbor's yard, but that was only the dry nuts on the ground. I never thought to look at the tree to see what the hulls looked like!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Juglans_nigra

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