Weights Kernel And Taste
The first Walnut Show was held at McMinnville, November 1, 1907, and was
judged by H. M. Williamson, Secretary of the State Board of
Horticulture. Most of the following memoranda on weights are taken from
James Morrison, Franquette
32 to the pound
F. W. Myers, Mayette 34
F. W. Myers, Seedling 35
James Morrison, Seedling Franquette 42
James Morrison, Grafted Mayette 38
D. H. Turner, Seedlings 42
James Morrison, Blanche Mayette 34
James Morrison, Grenoble Mayette 32
D. H. Turner, Parry 48
Mayette Shaped Praeparturiens 64
R. P. Ungerman, Seedlings 50
Bland Herring, Praeparturiens 38
Bland Herring, Bijou 22
Pleasant Cozine, Seedlings 42
Casey tree, Seedling 55
E. Estes, fourth generation from Casey tree 52
Thos. Prince Seedling 40
Derr Tree, Parry 60
The investigations in regard to relative weights of kernel and shell of
the different varieties is made up from an article read by Mr. Ferd
Groner before the State Horticultural Society, December, 1909.
The Vrooman Franquette shell and kernel weighed equal.
The Payne Seedling gave slightly more kernel than shell.
The Mayette slightly more shell than kernel.
The Meylan, shell and kernel equal.
The Gladys, shell and kernel equal.
Franquette, near Salem, shell weighed two and one-half times that of
Other experiments show that the Praeparturien shell and kernel are about
While the weight of the kernel is of great importance to the consumer,
the taste and digestibility is still more so. In this is the food value
of the walnut. The food value will in time be the commercial value.
There is very little variation in the taste of any one variety of wild
nuts or fruits, but the cultivated walnut, as well as the cultivated
peach and apple, has a great variety of tastes, and it does not require
an expert to distinguish the good from the poor qualities.
Walnuts should be graded as to variety, the varieties should then be
graded as to size, but the paramount duty of the grower is to produce a
creamy, delicious walnut of excellent flavor. The soil and climate has
proven their excellence, and it is now for the intelligent grower to do
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