Butternut - kind of kind of tree nut family walnut . Botanists classify this species as a separate section, Trachycaryon . The native land of the plant is the Atlantic states of North America.
It is a deciduous tree similar to the Manchurian walnut . The name "gray" walnut got due to the color of the twigs. The leaves are complex, similar in shape to the leaves of the Manchurian walnut, but shorter. Usually the length of the sheet does not exceed one meter. The crown looks very decorative. The fruits have visible ribs on the surface. The shell of the nut is sinuous, reminiscent of fish scales standing on end. These scales firmly hold the green shell of the nut. It is very difficult to separate it from the nut. From above, the shell is sticky, resinous. The taste is bitter, iodine . It stays green for a long time and often goes under the snow. All of these devices are needed to protect against squirrels. In botanical gardens, they first use Manchu nuts for food, and gray ones only in thaws or early spring. Nuts, not covered with leaves or soil, lose their germination by spring.