Pennsylvania Dutch & Black Walnuts: History and Lore

 

→ The Historian: Black Walnuts: History and Lore – Macomb Daily

According to Pennsylvania Deitsch folk lore, if you’ve got a black walnut tree that refuses to start bearing it’s green, ball-like fruit, the best thing to do is to beat it with a baseball bat – or some other similar implement. This is supposed to traumatize the tree and force it into bearing as it should! But you can’t do this on any old day. No, there is one special day when the tree is to receive it’s beating. Find out what day to assault your Black Walnut tree here.

Photo by dmot9

The green fruit of a black walnut tree – Photo by dmot9

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