Text with fully-integrated illustrations which are mainly photographs showing different varieties and habitats, the nuts in their different stages of growth; processing for oil; uses of the timber; the walnut in art; culinary use including a collection of recipes. Practical advice on choosing, planting, maintaining and pruning walnut trees. Approx 80 colour illustrations plus b&w archive prints and drawings. Further reading list. Suppliers. Index.
Charles Hulbert-Powell lives in East Sussex where he has grown, looked after and harvested walnut trees for many years. He has travelled widely visiting walnut growers throughout the world, so has been able to make useful comparisons between different varieties and growing conditions. His experience and the advice he offers in this book will be invaluable to anyone planning to plant a walnut grove, or who just wants to know about the history, folklore and uses of the walnut tree and its fruit.