About three weeks ago I broke through the leathery husk of a Yellow Buckeye fruit and discovered that the nuts inside were just beginning to ripen. (Go here to see the photos.) This morning I revisited the Buckeye trees in Rehm Park and found a couple of large husks on the grass. I took one home, broke it open, and this is what I found:
So, I set the unripe nuts aside to see if they would turn brown even after I had broken their protective covering. I’ll visit the tree again next week.
Go here to see what these nuts looked like a week later!
Our earlier Buckeye post includes photos of Yellow Buckeye flowers and leaves, as well as a ripe nut from last year. Here are links to web pages with more information about this species of Buckeye: