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Old 07-27-2013, 02:55 PM
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It's green and golf ball sized...

Some kind of nut on the inside, grows on trees and it stinks. What is it?
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Old 07-27-2013, 03:01 PM
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Hickory nut, maybe. Is this it?
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Old 07-27-2013, 03:06 PM
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It's very similar. I remember them being smoother w/ no seams.
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Old 07-27-2013, 03:08 PM
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Chestnut.
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Old 07-27-2013, 03:24 PM
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a golf nut.

walnut also.
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Old 07-27-2013, 03:29 PM
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I think this is it.

http://www.cas.vanderbilt.edu/bioima...ecies/juni.htm

Scroll down to fruit. Thanks for the help.
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Old 07-27-2013, 03:29 PM
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Maybe a ginkgo "fruit"? They rot, get smooshy and stinky. http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Ginkgo_fruit.jpg

Black walnuts are round and green and smell but are usually bigger than golf balls.
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Old 07-27-2013, 04:38 PM
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Is this it?
(Black Walnut)
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Old 07-27-2013, 06:51 PM
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I wouldn't describe green walnuts as 'stinky'. They have a fairly strong smell, but it's a spicy, resinous aroma - quite pleasant, IMO.

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Old 07-28-2013, 12:50 AM
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... it's a spicy, resinous aroma - quite pleasant, IMO.
Agreed. They also run quite a bit bigger than a golf ball - typically closer to the size of a tennis ball.
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Old 07-28-2013, 06:12 AM
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Agreed. They also run quite a bit bigger than a golf ball - typically closer to the size of a tennis ball.
It depends on the species and location - the wild walnuts here (Southern UK) never get as big as a tennis ball - and at this time of year they may not be quite fully grown anyway - the shells start to harden inside the fruit around about mid July, but continue growing until the end of August.

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Old 07-29-2013, 09:37 AM
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It depends on the species and location - the wild walnuts here (Southern UK) never get as big as a tennis ball - and at this time of year they may not be quite fully grown anyway - the shells start to harden inside the fruit around about mid July, but continue growing until the end of August.
The ones I usually see around here are almost halfway between those sizes. When I saw the OP, I thought about saying walnuts, but saying they were usually ____-sized, and I couldn't think of anything.

Pool ball sized, maybe?
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Old 07-29-2013, 10:25 AM
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Yes, black walnuts are closer to tennis ball size, when fully grown. This time of year, well around here upstate NY, they are closer to golf ball size.

And I hate the bastards. I've got to go out and pick up a five gallon bucket of them before mowing the lawn. My driveway is currently a black sticky mess because of them.
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I wouldn't describe green walnuts as 'stinky'. They have a fairly strong smell, but it's a spicy, resinous aroma - quite pleasant, IMO.
They are kind of strong smelling. Smell an English Walnut once, they are much more pleasant. And I believe tastier when green, if I'm to believe the squirrels that like to finish them off before getting to the black walnuts.
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