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Bountiful Harvest - Fall Forage Crops

Black Walnut

Great Lakes Staple Seeds

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large Black Walnut tree
Black Walnuts still in their hulls
hulls turn from green to dark brown for Black Walnuts
bark of that big Black Walnut tree
About 25 years ago, I helped the squirrels plant these Black Walnut closely together to get lumber trees

(Juglans spp); Minimum 5 nuts harvested November 2023

Part of our Bountiful Harvest - Fall Forage Crops Collection that is a work in progress.

Woody Plant Manual: Genus Juglans pdf

Walnuts are in their husks.

We've found Nocino is a unique use of young green nuts.

We asked ChatGPT the following: What is the ratio of nut meat weight to in shell weight for black walnuts?

"The ratio of nut meat weight to in-shell weight for black walnuts can vary depending on factors such as the size of the nut and the specific variety of black walnut. Generally, black walnuts have a thicker shell compared to English walnuts, and the nut meat yield may be lower.

As a rough estimate, the nut meat of black walnuts typically constitutes about 20-30% of the total in-shell weight. This means that if you have a pound of in-shell black walnuts, you might expect around 0.2 to 0.3 pounds (or 3.2 to 4.8 ounces) of nut meat.

It's important to note that this is a general range, and the actual yield can vary. The thickness and hardness of the shell, as well as the specific conditions under which the trees were grown, can impact the ratio. If you are specifically interested in the ratio for a particular variety of black walnuts or for a specific batch, it's advisable to consult with local agricultural extension services or experts familiar with the specific characteristics of the black walnut trees in your region."


Collected on our southeast Michigan homestead these are offered "as is" - they are not yet processed for germination (cold stratified.)

These are not germination tested though they have been sorted to the best of our ability for viability. We provide these seeds for experimental trialing and are not responsible for their performance.



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