Nuts

Peanut

Arachis hypogaea Peanuts, sometimes called goober peas, pindars, earth nuts, and ground nuts, are among the richest vegetables for oil content. They grow in a most unique way: When the single-stem, bushy plants are mature, their low-growing branches produce yellow...

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Pecan – Choosing, Planting, Maintaining

Carya illinoensis The Pecan is a member of the Walnut genus but is more closely related to Hickories than Walnuts. Pecans were used by Native Americans at least 8000 years ago in Texas. • More detailed information can be found...

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Black Walnut – Cracking, Removing Nutmeat

Q: I have a black walnut tree in my yard that has dropped copious amounts of nuts this fall. Is there an easy way to get the nut meats out of the hard shells? A: There is a small depression...

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Chestnut

Castanea spp. American Chestnut once grew throughout the Northeast, Midwest and Southern mountains. Farmers depended on the nuts to feed their families and livestock and they were a major part of forest animals’ diet. The rot-resistant lumber was used for...

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Chestnut – Disease-resistant variety

Q: I’ve read that the American chestnut is being cross-bred with the Chinese chestnut to make a blight resistant tree. I’d really like to plant one! The ones I read about are mostly American and have all the American chestnut...

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Peanuts – Boiled

Q: I love boiled peanuts. I bought ten or fifteen pounds from a favorite vendor on my way to a University of South Carolina football game. I kept them on ice or in a refrigerator until I got back home....

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Hazlenut, Pistachio – Growing

Q: I would like to plant a couple of hazelnut trees. Do you know if I can get them locallyQ: Can I grow pistachio trees in this part of Georgia? A: With the many acres of pecans growing in Georgia,...

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English Walnut – Growing

Q: Do you know how well English walnuts perform/bear in the north Georgia area …. any favorite varieties come to mind …??? A: This GardenWeb discussion may shed light on the subject. The other links provide further info. English Walnut...

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Black Walnut – Selling Wood

Q: I have read that black walnut trees are valuable. I have two trees on my lot that are at least sixty years old. Whom should I contact about selling them? A: Although walnut lumber is quite expensive to purchase,...

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Pecan Shells – For Mulch

Q: I have always used pine bark or red oak mulch since I like the dark reddish color. It looks natural to me. I have been seeing pecan shell mulch lately and it really looks good. What do you think...

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Pecan – Grafting (Topworking)

Q: My wife planted two pecan seeds that her sister gave her in 2000. The trees are now 12 and 18 feet tall. She has now heard that since they are not grafted that no pecans will not grow on...

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Pecan Weevil – Control

Q: We have two large pecan trees that are too large to spray. Every year the pecans have a small hole with a white worm in them. What can be done to prevent this? A: You have pecan weevils in...

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Pecans – Where to Have Shelled

Q: I have a big bag of pecans I picked up. Where can I have them shelled? A: Try Akins Feed and Seed, Griffin770.227.4914 Stone Mountain Pecan, Monroe(770)...

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Pecan Trees – Growth

Q: My wife planted two pecan seeds that her sister from Valdosta gave her. The trees are now eighteen feet tall. She has heard that since they are not grafted no pecans will grow on them . Do you suggest...

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Pecan – Planting Nut

Q: I told my grandson we were going to grow a pecan tree, so I cracked a pecan and put it in some potting soil. Will the pecan sprout so I can transplant it and grow a tree? A: UGA...

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Pecan – Husks Stick to Nut

Q: The husks on most of my pecans do not “open up” or split apart to allow the pecans to come out. Why is this, and can anything be done to improve this? A: It could be scab disease or...

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Pecan- Nut maintenance

Q: I have two eight-year old pecan trees. The nuts turn black, sort of like mildew on the hulls. Is there anything special I can do to correct this. A: I’ll bet your trees have scab, a common disease of...

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Nut Orchard – Creation

Q: I want to create a nut orchard around two existing pecan trees. I’m considering English walnut, Chinese chestnut, almond and hazelnut. Do you have other suggestions? A: You should also consider black walnut, Carpathian walnut, Juglans regia ‘Carpathian’, and...

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