French Walnut, European Walnut
Butternut, American Walnut, Boire
Central, Western and Southern Europe, cultivated in Asia Minor, North Africa, North India and China. Most appreciated within Europe is the French Walnut because of its exquisite color. Due to severe periods of frost in France in the last ten years a great many ofthe existing trees were damaged and thus are no longer suitable for the veneer industry. As a result, veneer production has fallen off greatly and good logs can only be obtained in isolated cases. Turkish, Italian, Spanish and Caucasian Walnut is available, but not so much in demand because of their highly conspicuous and distinct texture.
Sliced veneer and lumber used in high quality architectural wood- work. only of significance for mass-produced furniture in Southern Europe.