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Name: Ted A.
Status: educator
Age: 50s
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Date: 1999-2001 


Question:
I am a Health Educator, and am enquiring as to what butternuts actually are. Are they a true nut or a sort of date - we have a difference of opinion in our office. I do not think we have them here down under in Sydney Australia.

Any chance of sending over an attachment with diagrams or pictures of trees and fruit itself?


Replies:
Here in the US, the common name "butternut" refers to Juglans cinerea L.

http://www.fw.vt.edu/dendro/dendrology/syllabus/jcinerea.htm

Anthony R. Brach, Ph.D.



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