Juglans cordiformis Max 5 PCS fresh large varietal nut seeds, Japanese walnut, Japanesse heartnut, Juglans ailanthifolia, Heartnut seds
Japanese walnut, Japanesse heartnut, Heartnut seds (lat. Juglans cordiformis Max, Juglans ailanthifolia var. cordiformis Max).
The heart-shaped varietal nut is a tall tree reaching a height of 15-18 m, naturally grows with a Siebold nut. The bark of the trunk is light gray, the shoots are brownish, pubescent, sticky, the apical buds on them are large, up to 2 cm long.
The leaves are very large, 50-100 cm long, with 11-15 leaflets. The latter are asymmetrical, oblong-oval, pointed at the apex, almost sessile or on short petioles, glabrous on the upper side, pubescent along the veins on the lower side. They reach a length of 6-18 cm and a width of 3-5 cm .
Catkins with staminate flowers up to 20 cm long and 1 cm thick . There are 20-25 stamens in the flower. Pistillate flowers of 8-12 pieces . in the brushes, the stigmas are long pink-red.
Fruits in brushes of 7-12 pcs . The outer fruit (pericarp) is green in color, glandular-pubescent, up to 5 cm long and 4 cm wide. The endocarp (nut) is up to 4 cm long and 3 cm wide, heart-shaped with an elongated tip at the tip, light brownish-brown with a smooth thin shell and two slightly prominent seams. Endocarp weight 6-7 g, kernel yield up to 30% of endocarp weight, fat content 64-67%.
According to the value of the fruit, the heart-shaped nut also does not differ from the walnut, and even surpasses its fruits in taste. The fruits ripen in September, they are cleaned from the pericarp and stored in a dry, cool room.
When creating forest crops and park groups, the heart-shaped walnut should not be mixed, like other types of nuts, with native trees of the 1st tier and with fast-growing fitting breeds. In this regard, the same rules should be followed as when growing walnuts. The distance between the trees should be at least 10 m.