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    Default Beating your Nuts

    No LJ it's not what you thought

    I've just been listening to Radio 4 & it finally answered the age old question, why beat your Walnuts. Apparently it was to snap off the long shoots & give you shorter fruiting spurs bit like apples really.

    Good old Radio 4
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    Oh the stick I get from you two!! It's all your fault Nick with that spotted dick - and no I'm not going to tell you what I found!!
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    Oh don't get her started Peter!!!
    Mind you it's raining over here and I'm sure it beats doing the ironing instead!!

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    Nick, here is the proper verse

    A wife, a dog and your walnut tree,
    the more you beat the better they`ll be.

    I can`t comment about the first two but the reason behind thrashing walnut trees was to damage the bark so that the timber developed a much prized "burr" grain that was (and still is) very valuable, and is mainly used for fine furniture and expensive shotgun stocks.

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