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Topic: Walnut Trees
Post By Ontario Gardening ID: 964
Wed, Sep 18 at 11:11:22 EDT
Walnut Trees
I would like to plant a walnut tree in my very large backyard. I've heard that walnut trees somehow deter other plants from growing underneath them, is this true?

Also I am only interested in walnuts that are edible. what type should I buy. How long do they take to mature (seed).

Any websites/info/books would be great.

JRV
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Posted By Ontario Gardening ID:6
Wed, Sep 25 at 12:33:29 EDT
Re: Walnut Trees
Walnuts grow to be tall trees and they block the sun from the surrounding trees.

You might have a hard time finding all the different variety of Walnuts in garden centers now.

You should visit a garden center close to you and ask them what Walnuts they have avaliable.



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Posted By Ontario Gardening ID:2332
Wed, Apr 23 at 12:13:20 EDT
Re: Walnut Trees
Juglans nigra L. Common name Black Walnut grows in most of parts southern Ontario. It is true that the tree grows very large. It is also true that some things will not grow under or around the black Walnut tree, such as tomatoes and apples. When dried the nuts are edible and very tasty.

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Posted By Ontario Gardening ID:13107
Thu, Jan 11 at 10:22:03 EST
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The Black Walnut in particular gives off an oily root substance that is indeed toxic to the root systems of some other plants that it comes into contact with. The last time I checked there would be only a short list of plants resilient to it. I believe most evergreens are unable to survive although the Lilac or Mockorange shrub would not be affected. Unfortunately, I have a neighbour behind me -- yes that's right --with one of the biggest and best and I do believe ----eventually this monster of a tree will take it's toll on my plants that are within it's root range. Pity.



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Posted By Ontario Gardening ID:13231
Fri, Jun 8 at 03:59:59 EDT
Re: Walnut Trees
if you know where a mature black walnut is you could collect a few fruit that drop off the tree and plant them...my father planted one when i was young and the property was sold and later neglected i stopped by to grab some nuts...i love em...anyway the lawn was unkept for weeks but the grass was short under the tree and there were little saplings growing everywhere.8 inches tall...growing from nuts at the surface...they tend to sprout easily..maybe worth a try.and you will get a headstart by planting this year.

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