Black Walnut help

tiffschornAugust 4, 2012

I have some black walnut seeds I got as part of a trade. I have no idea how to grow them. I have been trying to find info about it online and the info I have been looking at seems to be contradictory. Any help? First, I live in Central Florida will it grow here? Second do they need to cold stratify? If so how long. The winters here are very mild so I would most likely put it on a damp ziplock and keep it in the fridge but I don't know how long or if its even necessary. Any help would be appreciated, I heard the germination rate is like 50% and I only have 4 so I don't want to mess it up I just want to get it to grow hopefully in a pot to transplant later.

Thanks for your help,

-Tiff

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theresa2(z5)

Black walnut trees have many outstanding attributes. But a word of caution, black walnut trees distribute a growth inhibitor toxin into the soil called juglone. Consequently, there are many plants that will not thrive near a black walnut tree.

Here's a distribution map and other pertinent information about black walnut trees from the USDA that might be helpful.

Here is a link that might be useful: USDA

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