Black Walnuts Are Tough Nuts to Crack

The nutmeat from black walnuts is probably the best tasting you'll every find — and the hardest to recover!

black walnuts - walnuts closeup, walnuts on high branch
LEFT: Immature walnuts. The thick green husk is a good source of natural dye, as you'll discover when you're shucking it off. RIGHT: With the leaves of the tree ready to drop, these nuts are just about ripe and will soon be littering the ground — to the delight of foragers and squirrels.