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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 11-14-2011, 12:19 AM Thread Starter
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BUTTERNUTS, YUM

Just spent abotu an hour cracking butternuts, i got about 1-2 cups worth, i'm thinking chocolate chip butternut cookies. i'm actually making room for this years "cash crop". this year our big tree 18"-24" produced bushels of huge butternuts, our small trees 6"-12" produced hundreds of nuts, but most of all them are about half the size of a regular nut. i've noticed this on black walnuts too. does any one know what makes a nut tree grow/ produce so well in a given year. such as in the weather?

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post #2 of 19 (permalink) Old 11-14-2011, 02:24 AM
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I had a lot of butternuts offered to me this fall. One tree produced one heck of a lot of nuts. I have planted about all of them and kept about 2 dozen to eat. What chance do I have of seeing any sprouting in the spring? I put them in potting soil in a large container and put them in an outside shed so the squirrel and chipmunks won't steal them.
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Dont forget to water them occasionally.

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Thanks I will keep them watered. Hoping for some seedlings.
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2 YEARS AGO, I HAD A BUNCH I DRIED IN MY DRIVEWAY, I HAD 10 GALLONS. WHEN I PICKED THEM UP AFTER a few days of sun, i had jsut under 5 gallons. then next spring i had butternut seedlings popping up all through my yard and garden and pinetrees. ha i dug them up put tthem in my front yard and sold them for $10 a peice. we gather all ours off our farm trees in the fall and put them in a giant pile of fly ash, sand, and top soil mix. and a friend (retiree) plants them throughout the farm in the woods. i planted 2 on my property that i grew from nut. 3 years ago. one is 5.5' and the other is just shy of 5' i highly recommend putting tree tubes around them. i watered them frequently through sdry spells their first year. this year i have about 70 northern english walnuts to plant.

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I get them started, transplant them, and within a year they dry up and die. Why?
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where can i get butternuts? i never seen them or hadnt really heard about them. but they sound yummy.
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Re: BUTTERNUTS, YUM

They are in the walnut and pecan family. They grow wild in some areas of the state.



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They grow wild in my backyard. I usually get a big load of nuts on the ground. I usually take a pitching wedge out and chip em into the woods. I never actually tried eating them.

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I know where there a few "wild" trees that produced good nuts when I was a kid but now they all are either dead or seem to die when they are about 8-10" in diameter. I assume they are stump spouts and are dieing from some kind of blight??

We ate lots of them back in the day.
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