growing a nut tree

By Kimberlee Hertzer

Let’s be honest: planting a nut tree takes patience.

After all, a black walnut tree can take up to 20 or 30 years before it produces walnuts. And a pecan tree can take up to 15 years. But planting nut trees can certainly be very rewarding. In fact, it can also be very lucrative.

Consider nut trees such as walnuts, chestnuts and pecans. A single nut tree can produce enough nuts to sell at a local Farmer’s market or roadside stand to make between $250 to $1000 a year. One black walnut tree can bring about $20,000 in timber alone. And if it’s well-managed, a five-acre plot of nut trees is enough to produce a full-time income. According to Bruce Thompson, author of Black Walnut for Profit, a mature stand of black walnut trees can bring about $100,000 per acre in timber alone.

If you have…

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