U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Garden
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 11-07-2017, 05:42 PM
 
8,564 posts, read 6,377,832 times
Reputation: 2920

Advertisements

Quote:
Originally Posted by southernnaturelover View Post
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.
My Aunt had many of them growing in Williston FL on her ranch. I used to see some tree's in Tampa.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 11-08-2017, 12:36 PM
 
Location: Sale Creek, TN
3,522 posts, read 3,053,917 times
Reputation: 3490
Quote:
Originally Posted by rdlr View Post
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.
The struggle is real. The time was, people would ask for your extra walnuts, so that they could have some over the holidays, not anymore. Now they would rather pay for them already cracked and picked out.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 11-08-2017, 02:18 PM
 
Location: S.W. British Columbia
4,334 posts, read 4,682,029 times
Reputation: 5966
Quote:
Originally Posted by rdlr View Post
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.

Take the tulip bulbs to your neighbour's house and leave them sitting in a pile on his lawn. The squirrels can steal them and bring them back across the street to your place and plant them for you on your own property.


.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 11-08-2017, 02:46 PM
 
Location: North Idaho
18,526 posts, read 21,420,612 times
Reputation: 31661
I prefer to not have black Walnut trees. If you really want them, just put the seeds in the ground.

But seriously, if you want nut trees, why not plant real nut trees? Plant pecans, or English walnuts, or filberts, depending on your climate.

You can get pecan seedlings really cheap from one of the reforestation prograns... I think it is missouri, but it should come right up with Google. University reforestation programs all over the country offer really cheap seedlings of valuable varieties. There are many state reforestation programs and a Federal program that all offer cheap seedlings.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 11-08-2017, 08:56 PM
 
Location: Floribama
11,926 posts, read 26,981,539 times
Reputation: 9341
Quote:
Originally Posted by oregonwoodsmoke View Post
I prefer to not have black Walnut trees. If you really want them, just put the seeds in the ground.

But seriously, if you want nut trees, why not plant real nut trees? Plant pecans, or English walnuts, or filberts, depending on your climate.

You can get pecan seedlings really cheap from one of the reforestation prograns... I think it is missouri, but it should come right up with Google. University reforestation programs all over the country offer really cheap seedlings of valuable varieties. There are many state reforestation programs and a Federal program that all offer cheap seedlings.
Most seedling pecans will have nuts so small they're not even worth cracking. I have them everywhere... just like walnuts, the squirrels plant them all over the place.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 11-09-2017, 12:18 PM
 
Location: Grosse Ile Michigan
21,395 posts, read 54,505,106 times
Reputation: 20824
Quote:
Originally Posted by MikeBear View Post
Black Walnut trees are REALLY messy when they start spitting out that sticky juice all over everything underneath it. So don't plant any over your house or deck or something like that...
Ous do not do that. At least not that you notice.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 11-09-2017, 05:17 PM
 
Location: Boydton, VA
1,626 posts, read 2,211,335 times
Reputation: 2392
"Black Walnut trees are REALLY messy when they start spitting out that sticky juice all over everything"

That sticky juice is likely aphid excretions. My 80' pecan trees in Yuma were infested with aphids , and it was unpleasant to say the least....but not all trees would necessarily be affected.

Regards
Gemstone1
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old Yesterday, 03:35 PM
 
20,997 posts, read 15,469,780 times
Reputation: 11014
Quote:
Originally Posted by oregonwoodsmoke View Post
I prefer to not have black Walnut trees. If you really want them, just put the seeds in the ground.

But seriously, if you want nut trees, why not plant real nut trees? Plant pecans, or English walnuts, or filberts, depending on your climate.

You can get pecan seedlings really cheap from one of the reforestation prograns... I think it is missouri, but it should come right up with Google. University reforestation programs all over the country offer really cheap seedlings of valuable varieties. There are many state reforestation programs and a Federal program that all offer cheap seedlings.
it's not nut trees that I want so much as black walnut trees, specifically. although a couple of English walnuts would be very nice to have...

i bought 2 tiny cold hardy pecan trees seven years ago. one i lost track of in the overgrowth, and the other is pretty much exactly the same size as it was when i put it in the ground in 2010. very weird.

Quote:
Originally Posted by southernnaturelover View Post
Most seedling pecans will have nuts so small they're not even worth cracking. I have them everywhere... just like walnuts, the squirrels plant them all over the place.
how big would you say they are?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old Today, 02:03 PM
 
Location: Floribama
11,926 posts, read 26,981,539 times
Reputation: 9341
Quote:
Originally Posted by uggabugga View Post



how big would you say they are?
Some arenít much larger than white oak acorns.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply

Quick Reply
Message:


Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Garden

All times are GMT -6.

© 2005-2017, Advameg, Inc.

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32 - Top