Vegetables and Fruit forum: growing walnuts w/o chemicals

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Name: Toni Melvin
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Toni
Jan 29, 2012 5:03 PM CST
I live in zone 8a and some have told me it is labor intensive to grow good crops of walnuts. They need to be sprayed continually. Does anyone out there have any experience with successfully growing walnuts? Any advice?
Thank you,
Toni
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Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
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dave
Jan 29, 2012 7:22 PM CST

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We have a bottomland full of black walnuts and we've never had to use any chemicals at all.

It's true that we get the occasional webworm infestation, but those have been localized and easy to control with a long stick.
Name: shirlee
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mistyfog
Feb 15, 2012 11:57 PM CST
Don't use chemicals either. They do fine without chemicals, and produce
every year, with a heavy crop every other year.
Name: Thom Foote
Colbert, WA (Zone 6a)
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thomfoote
Feb 28, 2012 10:45 PM CST
Does anyone have experience with English Walnuts? I am in Spokane and want to plant a couple of trees in odd parts of my 10 acres. Thanks.
Name: Toni Melvin
Sherwood Oregon (Zone 8a)
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Toni
Feb 10, 2013 12:08 PM CST
I live in NW Oregon and since my first post here, I have planted some English walnut seeds around my acreage. I am trying this because one of the farms I visited nearby said they had several english walnut volunteer trees sprout from unharvested nuts. They grew large and healthy and had a sizable crop within 5 years. So, I thought I would just give it a try. We will see if I get anything Confused
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