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a nutworthy suggestion

September 29, 1985

Regarding Kitchen Garden by Bill Sidnam on the English Walnut (Aug. 25). A walnut tree producing nuts for a family? Only if you're a squirrel. We can't step outdoors barefooted during August; that's when the squirrels strip the tree and drop broken shells everywhere. Another bonus--the purple stains that the hulls leave on the patio. They are beautiful trees, but plant them in your neighbor's yard and plan to buy your walnuts at the market.

Peggy Rand

North Hollywood

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