A large tree that may grow to 120 feet, 6 - 12 inch lance shaped leaves. The immature fruits are round, green orbs with fleshy green outer husks that dry into very hard dark-brown nuts. Beautiful shade tree, I had one in my childhood front yard.
Members of the walnut family have large aromatic leaves, that are usually alternate, but opposite in Alfaroa, Oreomunnia. The leaves are pinnately compound, or ternate, and usually 20-100 cm long. Close relatives include the pecan pecan (Carya illinoinensis
), and hickory (Carya
). The Persian walnut, Juglans regia, is one of the major nut crops of the world. Walnut and hickory are also valuable timber trees. 3
This is also a plant of the Sun. Let the fruit of it be gathered accordingly, which you shall find to be of most virtues while they are green, before they have shells. The bark of the Tree doth bind and dry very much, and the leaves are much of the same temperature: but the leaves when they are older, are heating and drying in the second degree, and harder of digestion than when they are fresh..
Nicholas Culpeper, 1653