Anybody got their walnuts in yet?

From the latest tomato tips to sweetcorn calamities, share your experiences in the garden.
User avatar
jltrent
GURU
GURU
Posts: 1626
Joined: Sun Aug 25, 2013 9:04 pm
Location: Western tip of VA

Anybody got their walnuts in yet?

Postby jltrent » Sat Oct 28, 2017 5:46 am

I picked up and hulled out 30 gallons yesterday. A lot of these came off three big trees that the inside of the walnuts has white nuts in them. Some people like the brown nuts better. If the weather next week is good may try to get about 30 more gallon as they are good this year and the trees are loaded. Before being hulled out I had two 7' loader buckets way on full.


Image
Image
Last edited by jltrent on Sat Oct 28, 2017 8:12 am, edited 1 time in total.
0 x

User avatar
Bright Raven
GURU
GURU
Posts: 5401
Joined: Fri Mar 10, 2017 10:57 pm
Location: Kentucky

Re: Anybody got their walnuts in yet?

Postby Bright Raven » Sat Oct 28, 2017 6:02 am

I don't gather walnuts. This was a good fall. I have lots of wulnut trees and they were loaded.
0 x

M.Magis
GURU
GURU
Posts: 1594
Joined: Wed Apr 28, 2010 1:29 pm
Location: Cambridge, Ohio

Re: Anybody got their walnuts in yet?

Postby M.Magis » Sat Oct 28, 2017 7:17 am

This may be the best year I’ve seen. We haven’t gathered any in years, but thought maybe I’d get some this year. I don’t miss cracking them.
0 x

User avatar
1982vett
GURU
GURU
Posts: 8155
Joined: Sun Feb 03, 2008 8:57 pm
Location: Central Texas

Re: Anybody got their walnuts in yet?

Postby 1982vett » Sat Oct 28, 2017 10:05 am

Don’t have walnut around here, but I’m getting some pecans.
0 x
Any man who can drive safely while kissing a pretty girl is simply not giving the kiss the attention it deserves. ~Albert Einstein
Never kick a fresh turd on a hot day. ~Harry S. Truman

Turkeybird
Cowhand
Cowhand
Posts: 152
Joined: Mon Jan 23, 2017 8:56 pm

Re: Anybody got their walnuts in yet?

Postby Turkeybird » Sun Oct 29, 2017 5:37 am

Anyone gather hickory nuts( ole timers talk about em)
0 x

M.Magis
GURU
GURU
Posts: 1594
Joined: Wed Apr 28, 2010 1:29 pm
Location: Cambridge, Ohio

Re: Anybody got their walnuts in yet?

Postby M.Magis » Sun Oct 29, 2017 7:59 am

I’ve gathered hickory nuts before, but they’re a bigger PITA to get the meat out than walnuts. I let the squirrels have them now.
1 x

User avatar
kenny thomas
GURU
GURU
Posts: 7599
Joined: Sun Nov 16, 2008 7:16 pm
Location: SW tip of Virginia

Re: Anybody got their walnuts in yet?

Postby kenny thomas » Sun Oct 29, 2017 9:56 am

Turkeybird wrote:Anyone gather hickory nuts( ole timers talk about em)

Lots of,Hickory nuts here this year. My grandmother would sit for hours cracking them just to get enough to add to the Christmas candy. They really taste good but sure are hard to get the meat out of.
0 x
My thoughts only, don't bet the farm on them. KT

callmefence
GURU
GURU
Posts: 4312
Joined: Mon Mar 07, 2016 10:36 pm
Location: Fencemans place...central Texas

Re: Anybody got their walnuts in yet?

Postby callmefence » Sun Oct 29, 2017 7:30 pm

1982vett wrote:Don’t have walnut around here, but I’m getting some pecans.


You gotta shake limbs here to beat the hogs to them.
0 x
If it ain't tight , It ain't right.




You can all go to he// . I'll go to Texas.
David Crockett

User avatar
1982vett
GURU
GURU
Posts: 8155
Joined: Sun Feb 03, 2008 8:57 pm
Location: Central Texas

Re: Anybody got their walnuts in yet?

Postby 1982vett » Sun Oct 29, 2017 8:52 pm

callmefence wrote:
1982vett wrote:Don’t have walnut around here, but I’m getting some pecans.


You gotta shake limbs here to beat the hogs to them.

Probably so in the creek bottoms. Luckily my trees are not in their paths so far.
0 x
Any man who can drive safely while kissing a pretty girl is simply not giving the kiss the attention it deserves. ~Albert Einstein
Never kick a fresh turd on a hot day. ~Harry S. Truman

Lucky_P
GURU
GURU
Posts: 2841
Joined: Thu May 21, 2009 10:17 pm
Location: Western KY
Contact:

Re: Anybody got their walnuts in yet?

Postby Lucky_P » Sat Jan 20, 2018 11:04 am

Y'all just need to find a good hickory. And a good nutcracker, like the Mr. Hickory, Kenkel, or Master Cracker.
I've got one shagbark here that cracks out 75% intact halves. Yeah, it's more work than most pecans, but I can crack a 1 gallon ice cream bucket full of nuts in 15-20 minutes then sit down and pick out a quart or more of nutmeats in a couple of hours while watching TV.
I'm grafting more copies of that one.
0 x

User avatar
dun
Mentor
Mentor
Posts: 47343
Joined: Sun Dec 28, 2003 10:34 am
Location: MO Ozarks

Re: Anybody got their walnuts in yet?

Postby dun » Sat Jan 20, 2018 3:30 pm

Lucky_P wrote:Y'all just need to find a good hickory. And a good nutcracker, like the Mr. Hickory, Kenkel, or Master Cracker.
I've got one shagbark here that cracks out 75% intact halves. Yeah, it's more work than most pecans, but I can crack a 1 gallon ice cream bucket full of nuts in 15-20 minutes then sit down and pick out a quart or more of nutmeats in a couple of hours while watching TV.
I'm grafting more copies of that one.

I far prefer hickory nuts to pecans. We have a forest of wild hazel nuts. Most years I don;t get any. I'll check and figure about 2 more days and they'll be ready. In those 2 days the dam squirrels strip them all. For a joke I sent my brother a big sack of black walnuts, hulled but needed cracking. Told him the easiest way was to set them on the vice and hit them with a hammer. I really pizzed when the first one he did flew off and broke his basement window. That's was 18 years ago and he still has almost all of the them in the sack I sent him.
0 x
"“The more you know, the more you know you don't know.” ― Aristotle

User avatar
ga.prime
GURU
GURU
Posts: 4570
Joined: Mon Mar 22, 2010 10:24 am
Location: So. Cent. Ga.

Re: Anybody got their walnuts in yet?

Postby ga.prime » Sat Jan 20, 2018 5:33 pm

The kind of hickory nuts we have around are really hard to get out of the shell and have a kind of a bitter taste. Pignut hickories. Squirrels won't eat them until it's their last option.
0 x
where'd it come from, how'd it get there?

User avatar
jltrent
GURU
GURU
Posts: 1626
Joined: Sun Aug 25, 2013 9:04 pm
Location: Western tip of VA

Re: Anybody got their walnuts in yet?

Postby jltrent » Sat Jan 20, 2018 6:19 pm

I added three more buckets to those walnuts in the picture. I have cracked two buckets so far ,except for a few duds they are good. Matter of fact just got done cracking a pile. Haven't tried hickey nuts, but there are plenty of hickey trees around here, so next year will give them a try.
0 x

User avatar
sim.-ang.king
GURU
GURU
Posts: 4128
Joined: Tue Aug 10, 2010 10:17 pm
Location: Southern IL
Contact:

Re: Anybody got their walnuts in yet?

Postby sim.-ang.king » Sat Jan 20, 2018 6:24 pm

Wish I could find a nice grove of large mature walnuts...so I could lay waste them, and haul off their remains.
0 x
"Benign Neglect" -Dun

User avatar
greybeard
Mentor
Mentor
Posts: 15744
Joined: Thu Jul 05, 2012 5:51 pm
Location: Cleveland Tx

Re: Anybody got their walnuts in yet?

Postby greybeard » Sat Jan 20, 2018 10:03 pm

ga.prime wrote:The kind of hickory nuts we have around are really hard to get out of the shell and have a kind of a bitter taste. Pignut hickories. Squirrels won't eat them until it's their last option.

Same here. Always bitter and smaller than a common hickory nut
0 x
"For evil to flourish, all that is required is for good men to do nothing" Burke

It ain't easy being a used cow salesman.


Return to “Gardening”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Dsteim and 1 guest