Southern Shaanxi Walnuts
http://en.cnwest.com   2008-03-11 10:40:38  

Same as the pomegranate, the Walnuts were as well introduced by Zhangqian, an envoy sent to the Western Regions in the Western Han Dynasty. It was initially grown in Iran and Afghanistan, though at present it is widely grown in Southern Shaanxi, the most famous kind is from Shangluo. They enjoy the fame in quantity and high quality in big size, thin shell and loose kernel and occupy the first place nationwide of the annual production.

   Editor: 安昕    Source: Xi'an custom