Wednesday, 13 June 2012


Pignuts are blooming all along Warwickslade Cutting, where the ground is damp under the dappled shade of mature crowns. The Pignut is a member of the Parsley family, with clusters of tiny white umbel flowers, with fennel/dill type leaves and growing about 25cm high; to find the the nut, which is about 10cm or so below ground, you have to follow the stem to find the nut which is towards the end.

The 'nut' is usually covered in dirt, which when removed reveals the papery skin which requires peeling, leaving the 'nut' ready to eat, it has a nutty taste.

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