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Old 11-06-2017, 12:46 PM
 
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thanks for all the ideas!

unfortunately the squirrels found my stash so now I have more like 100 rather than the previous estimate of 200 :|

how those little buggers managed to get up into the bed of a pickup nearly 4 feet off the ground, i'll never know. i swear they can smell black walnuts from a good distance away. i think i will probably plant the majority in the ground in what's expected to be their permanent location, 2-3 per hole, and keep back maybe 10 to try in pots as backup.
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Old 11-06-2017, 05:13 PM
 
Location: Floribama
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You'll probably need to de-husk them before planting, but they are VERY messy and will turn your hands black if you don't use gloves.
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Old 11-06-2017, 05:34 PM
 
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Under optimum conditions it will take a black walnut about 30 years to mature and be a large beautiful fruiting tree. You may get some good crops before that but I wouldn't hold my breath planting one from seed in my mid 60s and expecting too much to happen within ten years.....just saying.
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Old 11-06-2017, 06:19 PM
 
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thanks for all the ideas!

unfortunately the squirrels found my stash so now I have more like 100 rather than the previous estimate of 200 :|

how those little buggers managed to get up into the bed of a pickup nearly 4 feet off the ground, i'll never know. i swear they can smell black walnuts from a good distance away. i think i will probably plant the majority in the ground in what's expected to be their permanent location, 2-3 per hole, and keep back maybe 10 to try in pots as backup.
We had a black walnut in our yard and it was the squirrels, ultimately, that led to us cutting it down (truthfully, it was diseased, but...).

Besides the 24/7 noise they'd make gnawing through the nuts, they would literally throw walnuts down on us if we dared sit nearby on our patio. We'd warn our friends and they'd be incredulous when it would happen.

Little buggers...
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Old 11-06-2017, 06:23 PM
 
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I don't think they grow in FL.
Yes they will, Bill.
In the northern part, Art.
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Old 11-06-2017, 06:50 PM
 
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Yes they will, Bill.
In the northern part, Art.
Never see any jill. We get hickory tree's in my area dee.
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Old 11-07-2017, 05:09 AM
 
Location: Floribama
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Yes they will, Bill.
In the northern part, Art.
They will survive here, but they look stunted. They never reach the great size found further north.

Now pecans are another story, I've got some monsters over 100' tall.
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Old 11-07-2017, 07:38 AM
 
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Don't know why anyone would want black walnut trees....but
We have 6 surrounding our property, all over 175 years old. The walnuts and leaves drop on our deck and stain everything black. Then, there are the squirrels jumping around like rats 12 months/year. If you want to grow walnut trees, just throw some walnuts out there and let the squirrels plant them. Those nasty things carry them around and plant them all over the place. Every spring, we always have a whole yard of new walnut trees to pull up. I'm contemplating not planting tulip bulbs that I purchased. I just remembered, the last time I did that the squirrels dug up the bulbs and planted them across the street at the neighbor's house.
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Old 11-07-2017, 03:48 PM
 
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Don't know why anyone would want black walnut trees....but
We have 6 surrounding our property, all over 175 years old. The walnuts and leaves drop on our deck and stain everything black. Then, there are the squirrels jumping around like rats 12 months/year. If you want to grow walnut trees, just throw some walnuts out there and let the squirrels plant them. Those nasty things carry them around and plant them all over the place. Every spring, we always have a whole yard of new walnut trees to pull up. I'm contemplating not planting tulip bulbs that I purchased. I just remembered, the last time I did that the squirrels dug up the bulbs and planted them across the street at the neighbor's house.
hehe. when I used to live in Indiana I had black walnut 'volunteers' all over the place that squirrels had brought from 2 houses over and squirreled away on my property. yeah they are messy, but I like them.
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Old 11-07-2017, 04:15 PM
 
Location: Boydton, VA
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"Don't know why anyone would want black walnut trees....but"

This is one reason: a 22-inch diameter at breast height black walnut tree with one 8-foot veneer log may bring $510 (170 board feet x $3.00/ft), whereas a 26-inch DBH black walnut tree with one 8-foot veneer log may command $1300 (260 board feet x $5.00/ft). Not bad for a messy tree.

Granted, the OP will never realize the value of his efforts, but future generations will. Trees planted in a woodlot will be more valuable than those planted in a yard...why ? Yard trees are more apt to have nails, fence staples, bullets...these wreak havoc on veneer knives.

Plant your nuts, give your great grandkids some college tuition money.....they'll need it.

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Gemstone1
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