I love ginkgo trees. I used to live on 10th Avenue in NYC, and would walk past a row on 20th Street. They were so pretty, especially in the autumn.
But they smelled TERRIBLE. The smelly, smelly nuts would get crushed underfoot for about a 2 week period, and I would become tempted to walk on the considerable less-scenic 19th Street.
So I will surprised and intrigued to read this post at BoingBoing about eating ginkgo nuts. First off, I had no idea they were edible.I had figured that something on the tree was ingestible from all of the ginkgo biloba products I had seen, I just hadn't figured it was that nut.
Also, happy new year!