[PHOTO NEWS] Rare breed of kernelless walnuts with seven deep wrinkled shells

By Lim Chang-won Posted : October 17, 2018, 16:54 Updated : October 17, 2018, 16:54

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SEOUL -- A provincial nut museum displayed a pair of rare and expensive kernel-less walnuts with almost unbreakable shells that have been used for acupressure. The price has not been set.

The museum in Jangheung, a county in the southern coastal area, said Wednesday that the first rare walnut came out of a 300-year-old tree in 2015 and the second one this year. 

The museum described the unique breed as a natural gift, saying it is not easy to break the shell of such a walnut even with a hammer because it contains no kernel. Traditionally, a pair of kernel-less walnuts has been used for acupressure.

Museum officials said a kernel-less walnut with six deep wrinkles cost some 100 million won ($89,280). 

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