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The COMMON WALNUT (Juglans regia, L), is mentioned in the earliest British botanical writings, and is supposed to have been introduced by the Romans, it grows well, and ripens its fruit in the southern and midland counties of England; but large trees may be seen as far north as Ross-shire in sheltered places.

The fruit is in some years plentiful, but ripens only in the hottest summers.

The timber is excellent, and held the first place for the manufacture of furniture till the introduction of mahogany, and on this account the tree merits more attention.

It is raised from the nuts, like horse chestnuts; the seedlings should be protected from frost during the first winter. The rate of growth is not rapid, and a deep soil is essential to success. If cultivated for the fruit, the seedlings should be transplanted once or twice.

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