Friday, January 28, 2011
Even when these trees are butchered annually they still produce a few nut clusters (note shucks on still on the tree). We collect the first nuts produced by each tree in our scion wood orchard and verify that the cultivar is true to type. We then paint the green ring on the trunk (green=good to go) to indicate that the tree is ready for scion wood production. The trees in the scion wood block are planted 15 feet apart in rows 30 feet apart.