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What time of year do walnut trees produce nuts?

Last Updated: 21st January, 2020

Walnut trees should begin producing nuts regularly on a good site when they are 8 to 10 years old or 15 to 25 feet tall. Many black walnut trees may bear only irregularly or during alternate years, but you can select those trees that regularly bear when you thin the plantation.

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Likewise, do all black walnut trees have nuts?

Every black walnut tree grows wood in the form of limbs, trunk and roots. And as the tree matures, every walnut tree will produce at least a small nut crop. The question is not whether a walnut tree can grow both wood and nuts, but rather which crop you wish to maxi- mize.

Similarly, how long do walnut trees produce? According to timber experts, black walnut trees, when planted to maximize tree growth, can grow as much as 3′ to 4′ per year in good soil, reaching a mature height of over 100′ and 30″ to 40″ in diameter, with 16″ diameter saw logs ready to harvest in 30 years.

Considering this, how long does it take a black walnut to produce nuts?

Stark Bro's Nut Trees – Years Until Harvest

Nut Tree Types Years Until Harvest
Black Walnut Trees (Grafted) 4-5 years
Black Walnut Trees (Seedling) 4-7 years
Butternut Trees 2-3 years
Chestnut Trees 3-5 years

Do walnut trees produce nuts every year?

Walnut trees are capable of producing nuts every year, but you may experience patterns of high and low yields from year to year.

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