[Homestead] Black Walnuts
genegerue at ruralize.com
Tue Oct 14 17:52:18 EDT 2008
On Oct 14, 2008, at 2:42 PM, EarthNSky wrote:
> In the almost an hour that I was out there, I have picked up over two
> hundred pounds of walnuts. How many pounds of meat will that yield?
I have no idea. I have never picked them nor cracked them. Now that I
am living on Social Security that may change.
> only got the bottom branches-those that I could reach and shake, so I
> only 'cleaned' about a quarter of the tree at best.
In my area people wait until they fall from the tree, often after a
In California English walnut orchards they use a tractor and belt
running on a cam pulley to shake them down. The older way was to knock
them with a long, strong stick.
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