Black Walnut Harvest

The field crew is harvesting black walnuts for a research trial directed by John Avery, Fruit Grower Advisor, in cooperation with Hammons Black Walnuts company in Stockton, Missouri. The nuts for each grafted variety are collected, hulled, bagged and labeled. Hammons will extract and weight the nut meats for yield data.

The field crew collects walnuts from the grafted varieties in the trial.
The field crew collects walnuts from the grafted varieties in the trial.
The walnuts harvested from each tree are collected in lugs.
The walnuts harvested from each tree are collected in lugs.
Each variety/tree replication is kept separate.
Each variety/tree replication is kept separate.
The hulls surrounding the walnut need to be removed.
The hulls surrounding the walnut need to be removed.

 

Randy and Jeremy put the walnuts in the huller.
Randy and Jeremy put the walnuts in the huller.
The hulls are removed.
The hulls are removed.
The hulled walnuts are collected in bags.
The hulled walnuts are collected in bags.
The bags are tied shut.
The bags are tied shut.
The bags are tagged for identification.
The bags are tagged for identification.
The tag includes variety, tree number and row.
The tag includes variety, tree number and row.
The walnuts will be sent to Hammons where the nut meats will be extracted and weighed for yield data.
The walnuts will be sent to Hammons where the nut meats will be extracted and weighed for yield data.

 

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