Is it not a bit strange to hear about greek walnuts in Kyrgyzstan? Maybe it sounds pretty simple, but after the little fact I’m going to share, you may also think the same.
Did you know that the biggest walnut forest is situated in Kyrgyzstan? Yes, the biggest one on Earth! That amazing walnut forest is situated on south of Kyrgyzstan, in Jalal-Abad region. The place itself is called Arslanbob. There are some legends about how greek walnut could appear in the heart of Asia.
Many of them say that the walnut tree was brought by Alexander the Great, who conquered the whole world and has been in the territories of modern Kyrgyzstan as well. This is when he planted the walnut and it grew into thousands of other trees during centuries. These long-living trees can give fruit for up to a thousand years!
Nowadays, the forest is not only the source of yummy and useful walnuts, but also the perfect place to spend vacations. The local people enjoy the beautiful mountain view, coolness of amazing waterfalls during hot summer days.