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Old 09-11-2007, 09:15 PM   #11
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I don't remember having to roast black walnuts.

I processed some once, years ago. My g'father, on Thanksgiving, took us out to a local HUGE black walnut tree and had us pick up a couple paper bags full of the nuts, in the husk.

Come Christmas, all the husks were black, so we dumped the nuts in the driveway, and walked over them to remove the husks. We picked the nuts off the ground, and would go at them with our nut-cracker, and a small nail to pick the nut meats out.

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Old 09-11-2007, 09:59 PM   #12
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I have close to 2,000 nuts in my back yard, too, but my back yard's a public beach, so there's not much I can do about it.
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Old 09-11-2007, 10:10 PM   #13
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We have 2 and our neighbor 1. Both have produced an abundance of nuts. However, we have many squirrels who help to clean up the mess of nuts.
I love the taste in fudge and a wonderful black walnut cake that my mil used to make.
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Old 09-11-2007, 10:46 PM   #14
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I have heard of boiling them for a while to make them easyier to crack after you have the black outer skin off. the drive way in a gunny sack is a good way to go other wise get a very big hammer
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Old 09-16-2007, 02:26 PM   #15
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Well, I picked up a bout 5/8's of the Backyard, and I have around 600 pounds of Black Walnuts. I found the only real way to harvest them is to put on my Knee Pads and crawl in the backyard in rows. Then when I am sure I have got them all, I use the lawn mower to mark where I have been and see if I missed any.

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