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From: emc <>
Subject: Re: [Q-R] (QR) Question for BB
Date: Tue, 30 Oct 2007 06:10:23 -0700 (PDT)
Hi Mel (and All:)
>Did you ever find out what kind of nuts these were?
>Remember those green tennis ball sized nuts I found in a prior cemetery?,
well, I thought I just found more of the same. These are similar but
different. A bit smaller than a tennis ball, same green colour but the outside is
covered with thorns such as you would find on a rose bush. I brought one
home. Over the weeks, the green thorn covered green skin cracked and shrunk and
finally on its own three, I guess?>, nuts came out of it. They were brown in
colour. The previous one I had found didn't have the thorns................
I think the nut Bill found could be from a Buckeye Tree which is a relative of the Chestnut and Horse Chestnut trees.... I have one in my yard and his description fits it to a tee...:-)
If you go to "Google" and type in Buckeye Tree Nuts, you will find a picture and description....
PS: The Buckeye Tree is the Ohio State Tree.....and our Ohio State University Football team is known as the Buckeyes......:-(
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