History of Walnut

The walnut, which is included in the species of pomegranate nuts, is the natural plant of the Central Asian mountains; from here to Xinjiang (East Turkestan), to a part of Kazakhstan, to Uzbekistan, to Kyrgyzstan, from here to Nepal, to Tibet, to the north of India and Afghanistan through Pakistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Iran, Iraq, Azerbaijan is a part, Armenia, Georgia, Turkey to the east and gradually spread to the whole of Turkey. Walnut is also a part of the natural vegetation of Bulgaria, former Yugoslavia, Romania and Greece.

There are 18 types of walnuts whose characteristics have been identified. Juglans regia, also known as Anatolian walnut, Persian walnut and British walnut, which comes to mind first when the walnut which is superior in fruit quality is mentioned among these species. The walnut passing from Greece to Romania was named there Jovis Glanas (fruit of Jupiter). The Juglans word used today as the scientific name of walnut is derived from Jovis Glans. The walnut, which was taken from Italy to France and Spain, passed from there to Portugal and to the south of Germany. Walnut, which was taken to England in the middle of the 16th century, reached the United States in the late 17th century.


economically cultivated in many parts of the world and has a very respectable place among the nuts.
The first immigrants named walnut English walnut (English walnut) in order to distinguish America from black walnut. The majority of the latter prefer the Persian Walnut name, and today's Western authors generally use that name. The name is walnut or walnut (walnut / juglans regia / royal walnut / king walnut), which is the sole fruit of our country, and it is