Whats the white fuzzy stuff on our walnuts

Asked September 26, 2018, 12:14 PM EDT

We have an English walnut tree and this is our first year to have it full of nuts. When we are cracking them we are finding that some have a white fuzz on the nut itself. Is this considered mold? I was just going to wash them off but am.now concerned.

Lafayette County Missouri walnut trees horticulture

1 Response

Typically white fuzzy growth will be fungal hyphae (or fungal roots), and generally makes food unsafe to eat.