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Old 12-18-2008, 05:23 PM
Location: Grosse Ile Michigan
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We have at elast 20 black walnut trees. TO my knowlege no one ever picked them up. THey just disappear. Either something eats them or they just sink into the mud in the spring. Not sure, but they are gone.

I pick up a few to smell them and the kids throw a few into the river, but the majority disappear on their own.
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Old 12-18-2008, 08:34 PM
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We would pick them up in 5 gallon buckets and put them in the back of a truck and take it to a local buyer to sell. They taste good in my opinion, you may find a few maggots under the hull after it turns black but the meat inside the nut can still be good.
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Old 12-18-2008, 08:59 PM
Location: SW MO
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Originally Posted by mrs1885 View Post
Thank you all for the responses!!

We've been here two years and always wondered what kind of tree we had. We actually have two that I know of. I'd forgotten about the one out by the road!

Alrighty, so if the girls misbehave.................. *evil laugh* I thought you were going to say to clobber them with a bag of walnuts BTW. LOL!!!

Ours are on the ground and the husk is all brown and mushy and gross. Guess it's just a matter of us taking off the husk and letting them dry a couple weeks then??

Hey - what happens to them if we don't pick them up?? I've not noticed them laying around in the yard. I can't imagine something with a shell that think would decompose so quickly? Our house was vacant for 15 years before we bought it. I'd think it would be covered with them!
Don't you all have SQUIRRELS? Here in SW MO we have LOTS of black walnut trees. Every year the buyers show up in the fall to purchase what the local people have picked up. They pay by the pound-AFTER the large green husks are removed. Everywhere you go the squirrels are busy eating or stashing them. How they get those things open gives me a new respect for their choppers!
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