How Do You Plant English Walnut Trees In Orchards?
English walnut trees are grown both for their delicious nuts and for their beautiful wood. If you want to plant English walnuts trees in an orchard, you will need a lot a land because all varieties of walnut trees are happiest when they are planted with plenty of space between them. The orchard they are planted in can only be used to grow the walnut trees because they exude a chemical from their leaves and roots that discourages other plants and trees from growing. However, they begin to bear fruit when they are 5 to 10 years old (depending on the variety), and will continue to produce copious quantities of nuts for 30 or 40 years. When they stop producing nuts, their wood can be sold for manufacturing furniture. Plan the spacing for the trees. Plant English walnut trees at least 50 to 60 feet apart. To conserve space, stagger the rows so the trees are planted in a hexagon grid, rather than a square grid. A hexagon grid is laid out so that the trees in one row are planted midway betwee