Growing Walnuts in Oregon

Designed for both commercial and home growers. Explains how to determine whether the soil is appropriate for planting walnut trees. Covers different types of walnuts, including Franquette, Spurgeon, Hartley, Manregian, Carpathian, and California varieties. For each variety, discusses general characteristics concerning vigor and productivity. Addresses the use of rootstocks, pollination, planting, staking, cultivation, weed control, nontillage orchard management, insects, diseases, and deer damage. Includes information on types and amounts of fertilizer to apply to young and mature trees, methods of pruning nonbearing and bearing trees, and harvesting and drying nuts.

EM 8907    Published March 2006    8 pages
September 2017