Ask a Question forum: Black specks on English walnut meats

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Brigham City, UT (Zone 5b)
Jan 2, 2017 3:53 PM CST
We are cracking our walnuts now and we are finding lots of them have black specks on the meats.
I can find NOTHING about this on the internet.
I don't know if this is mold or what.
I've seen walnut meats with fuzzy white mold but this is nothing like that.
I hope the picture shows well what we have. The pic with 2 halves shows the black speckles and the one with 1 nut halve is without speckles.
I hate to eat bad walnuts, but I don't know if these are bad, so I hate to waste nuts if the spots are harmless.
They taste just fine and we don't get sick.
Thank you for your advice!
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Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
Not all who wander are lost
Garden Sages Plant Identifier
Jan 2, 2017 4:02 PM CST

All is good. Enjoy your nuts.
Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and proclaiming...."WOW What a Ride!!" -Mark Frost

Name: Philip Becker
Fresno California (Zone 8a)
Jan 3, 2017 8:34 PM CST
I agree
Yes !!! All is well !!!!!!
All i can think of is the weather, or ?
I've bought them like that !!

Anything i say, could be misrepresented, or wrong.

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