Fagus sylvatica 10 PCS fresh seeds, European beech seeds, Common beech, Beechnuts, Beech tree seeds, Nuts seeds, Organic seeds, Non GMO
Fagus sylvatica fresh seeds, European beech seeds, Common beech, Beechnuts, Beech tree seeds, Nuts seeds, Organic seeds, Non GMO (lat. Fagus sylvatica).
Deciduous tree, a species of the genus Beech (Fagus) of the Beech family (Fagaceae). Deciduous tree up to 30-50 m tall with a slender columnar trunk up to 1.5 m in diameter, ovoid or broadly cylindrical, rounded at the top with a powerful crown and more or less prostrate, relatively thin branches.
Young shoots are light brown, with whitish lentils, initially fluffy, later naked, characteristically cranked. The branches are round, glabrous, reddish-gray, with clearly visible lentils, especially on older branches.
The bark on young trunks is grayish-brown, on old ones it is gray, often with scales, smooth and thin, remaining so throughout life, which is a characteristic feature of this tree.
Fruits are acorn-shaped, triangular nuts, 10-15 mm long, with a woody shell, collected in pairs or four pieces in a 4-lobed shell, called a plus. The surface of the fruit is smooth, light brown, shiny. The core is white, sweet to the taste. The taste is bright, reminiscent of a mixture of roasted hazelnuts, walnuts and pine nuts.
Beech nuts ripen at the end of September and crumble from October to November. Abundant yields of nuts are repeated after 3-5 years. The nuts are edible after frying. They are rich in fat — they contain more than 40% fat, which consists of 75% unsaturated fatty acids and carbohydrates.
Nuts are used in cooking, butter, bakery and industrial production. Beech oil is not inferior in quality to Provencal oil. The nut harvest takes place in September-October.