Sunday, November 4, 2012

Farm Direct: Cultivar Walnuts Offer Income Potential

Growing black walnut trees that have been grafted to improved cultivars have potential for excellent production and financial return. Some farmers grow the walnuts on their land, pick and sell them for extra money, but there is a potential to do much more using grafted trees.

According to Brian Hammons of Hammons Products Company in Stockton, Missouri, a landowner with a 40-acre planting of cultivar nuts (60x60 spacing = 480 trees) could be producing as much as 80,000 pounds of nuts and generating an additional $56,000 income (about a $32,000 profit after hulling and hauling).

Continued on the Tip Sheet: Cultivar Walnuts Offer Income Potential

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