Juglans regia fallax
Latin name: Juglans regia fallax
Synonyms: Juglans duclouxiana
Family: Juglandaceae (Walnut Family)
Edible parts of Walnut:Seed - raw or cooked. Thin shelled. An edible oil is obtained from the seed, it tends to go rancid quickly.
Description of the plant:
Habitat of the herb:Forests in mountain regions.
Other uses of Walnut:Plants produce chemicals which can inhibit the growth of other plants. These chemicals are dissolved out of the leaves when it rains and are washed down to the ground below, reducing the growth of plants under the tree. The roots also produce substances that are toxic to many plant species, especially apples (Malus species), members of the Ericaceae, Potentilla spp and the white pines (certain Pinus spp.).
Propagation of the herb:The seed is best sown as soon as it is ripe in individual deep pots in a cold frame. You need to protect it from mice, birds, squirrels etc. The seed usually germinates in late winter or the spring. Plant out the seedlings into their permanent positions in early summer and give some protection from the cold for their first winter or two. The seed can also be stored in cool moist conditions (such s the salad compartment of a fridge) over the winter and sown in early spring but it may then require a period of cold stratification before it will germinate.
Cultivation of Walnut:Forests in mountain regions.
Medicinal use of the herb:None known
Known hazards of Juglans regia fallax:None known
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.