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I have a Walnut tree in my backyard and I need to know how to dry the walnuts out and need help on what to do?

They are green balls and the neighbor said to crack them open and then dry them out. How long to they need to dry and if I get stains on me what's the best way to get them out. It's the first time I've done this!

Asked By: Luv2no is in the house - 9/16/2008
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It sounds like you may have a black walnut tree. When I was a kid my father used to gather them on a tarp (any old blanket, sheet, or towel would work too) and put them in a dry area until the green shells began to turn black and peel off. These things stain like crazy so take care. He would then crack the nut open... More
Answered By: alladrm - 9/16/2008
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lay them out on a flat surface so the air can get to them. Out of the rain is best as they will dry more quickly. Once they have turned completely brown, the outside huskes will begin to crack. You can then twist off the husks by hand. Wear heavy rubber gloves since the walnut stain can can't be removed from your... More
Answered By: Jim N - 9/16/2008
 
Wait til the green part opens up and pick them. Then you don't really have to do anything else. :-)
Answered By: Delish - 9/16/2008
 
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