Walnuts... MP Can you help?

Discussion in 'Egg, Chicken, & Other Favorite Recipes' started by SterlingAcres, Jul 30, 2008.

  1. SterlingAcres

    SterlingAcres Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 17, 2008
    Poconos, PA
    When are these ready to harvest? I know I'm supposed to leave them out to dry and stuff, but can anyone give me a time frame? They're really weighing my tree down. [​IMG]

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  2. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    Walnut hulls fall from the tree in early Fall usually around Frost time...depending on where you live...you just pick them up in buckets, lay them out in the sun to dry the hull and wearing gloves you will have to take the shell out of the hull.because they will stain your hands.....let it dry somemore, and then you crack the nuts open to harvest....wear gloves!!...or you will have permanent coloring for weeks on your hands [​IMG]
     
  3. BearSwampChick

    BearSwampChick Chicken Sensei

    Jan 10, 2008
    Marysville, OH
    If you have a gravel driveway, spread them out and drive over them and the husks will come off. My MIL spends all winter cracking and picking out the nutmeats from her black walnut tree.
     
  4. FloridaChickenChick

    FloridaChickenChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh, you lucky girl!
     
  5. SterlingAcres

    SterlingAcres Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 17, 2008
    Poconos, PA
    Jesus, I didn't even check back. My nuts [​IMG] are massive now! I guess I still have a little while longer to wait. Frost here is mid October-ish.

    Thanks guys!! [​IMG]
     

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