lotoole wrote: This year has been a bumper crop for Black Walnuts. I have lots of those trees on my property and I'm drowning in walnuts. They're all over the place. You can't walk without breaking your neck on them. Their price is at an all time high this year. So, I've told local kids they can have them. All they have to do is pick them up and take them to the huller for cash. Not a single kid has jumped on this opportunity and there's at least $150 worth of walnuts sitting in my yard. So why don't kids want to work for some money? When I was a kid, I would have been all over this.
Wow! Our black walnut trees aren't giving many this year. The acorns are few and far between, too, and very small. Our mulberry tree - no mulberries either. Don't know what's going on this year. Maybe the heat?
The first year we owned this property I collected all the black walnuts I could, sat and peeled them (wearing gloves of course!), set them in a basket on the patio table. None there the next day. We did the same with the popcorn we grew, but hung them from a fish net from the roof. There was also a lot missing the next day....the culprit? Squirrels. Oh, well. I now let the squirrels have any nut they want, except my husband, of course.
Funny, this year they aren't bothering. Wonder if it has something to do with the feral momma cat and kittens that moved in this summer.
Maybe you know this but maybe you don't.
Nut trees usually do not do well every year. Some years they net a whole lot more than other years.
I'm almost afraid to say because I can't remember really the poundage but it was something like....
the both pecan trees, the best year I had something like 500 pounds. It seemed like they would skip
a year. It made a very big difference. I would say the off year they would net half that amount or less.
Here, the acorns are falling now and they are very small and very white.
I have lots and lots and lots and lots of HICKORY NUTS. I don't know much about those. It's fun to
watch the squirrels eat them.
Have you folks ever watched a squirrel climb a corn stalk and break the corn off the stalk? It is very
hilarious and interesting. I have sat right here from my desk and watched the field across the way when
there is corn planted, squirrels climb the stalk, rip the corn from the stalk, drag it over to my yard, stip
the corn husk off, and eat the corn. Some times If I have a window open, I can here the crack of the
corn coming off the stalk.