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Video: American Walnut
2023 Author: Sebastian Paterson | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-11-26 20:34
A tasty and healthy plant from North America can be grown in Russia
Among the Indians - the indigenous population of North America, this nut was considered the elixir of life, it was even treated for snake bites. For centuries, Native Americans have known and used the beneficial properties of this fruit.
The American black walnut is the closest relative of the walnut.
It is difficult to surprise botanists with the fact that many deciduous trees successfully combine excellent external and decorative data with the undoubted benefits that they can bring to health. In recent years, black or American walnut has served not only as an excellent decoration for squares and suburban areas. Preparations made on the basis of black walnut show their healing properties well in the treatment of oncological diseases.
The homeland of the black walnut, a fairly close relative of the walnut, is North America. Therefore, it is not surprising that he is quite unpretentious in care. This tree is not afraid of frosts down to -40 ° С and rather long flooding. He is generally quite hygrophilous. These abilities of the black walnut make it quite easy to cultivate it in the Middle Lane and in the Urals.
It is difficult to underestimate the excellent decorative qualities of black walnut. During its long life, the tree is able to rise above the ground to a height of 50 meters.
Its spreading crown sinks low to the ground, giving a cool shade. Black walnut bears fruit easily in the conditions of Central Russia and the Urals. As a rule, its fruits reach a length of five and a half centimeters. The walnut is about four centimeters wide. Its kernel tastes roughly comparable to that of walnut kernels. But black walnut has a richer concentration of nutrients. The kernel is very tasty.
It is considered to be the plant that contains the most natural antibiotics. In addition, it contains a unique substance - juglone.
It is also found in the green peel and leaves of walnuts, but in significantly lower concentrations. In folk medicine, kernels, leaves, bark and shoots of black walnuts are used in a natural and dried form.
Due to the combination of essential oils and nutrients and trace elements, black walnut is actively used in traditional medicine. Including its tincture is a part of drugs used in the treatment of anemia, diabetes mellitus (as a general tonic). She is a good blood-purifier. It gives good results when fighting parasites. It is often recommended for various gynecological and andrological diseases. One of the most famous properties of this nut tincture is the ability to help in the treatment of cancer.
American black walnut kernels are very sweet, so it is not surprising that not only people, but also animals like it.
This nut propagates mainly by seed. Seeds (fruits) ripen in September and fall off mainly after leaf fall. The fruits must be peeled from the outer shell Sowing can be autumn - immediately after harvest - or spring, also early.
The root system of the black walnut is deep, rod-like with powerful branches and anchor roots. In the first year of life, the growth of the root is three times the growth of the aerial part of the plant. It grows quickly, more winter-hardy than walnut; photophilous, drought-resistant, picky about soil fertility.
Possesses durability, resistance to pests and diseases, high seed reproduction.
The introduction of this culture in Central Russia will undoubtedly be a highly effective environmental and economic measure.
Andrey Kozlov, experienced gardener
Vyksa, Nizhny Novgorod region,
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