Mon, 06 Feb|
Warwickshire Walnuts, Burmington Farm
Growing English Walnuts for Profit in the Cotswold AONB
Considering agroforestry or a new orchard? Do you already have walnut trees? This event run by Warwickshire Walnuts at Burmington is a comprehensive introduction to growing English Walnuts (Juglans regia) as a commercial crop. PART 1 of a 2 part course.
Time & Location
06 Feb, 10:00 – 14:00
Warwickshire Walnuts, Burmington Farm, Burmington, Shipston-on-Stour CV36 5AR, UK
About the Event
The course is aimed at new or existing growers who wish to establish an orchard of cultivated walnuts for retail, there is no set minimum size for a commercial orchard, Warwickshire Walnuts consider 20+ trees to be a reasonable small orchard.
The course covers site and cultivar selection, planting, growing and then harvest and markets for the nuts. It is funded by the Cotswold AONB under their Farming in Protected Landscapes fund and as such is free to residents of the AONB who wish to establish a walnut orchard in the AONB.
The course will be run as 2 x 1/2 days due to daylight hours, and will be on site at Burmington Farm, CV36 5AR on the edge of the Cotswold AONB. Warwickshire Walnuts have a large orchard of English walnuts and other species of walnuts as well as harvesting and processing machinery.
This is an excellent event for those cluster members considering how to integrate commercial tree planting with landscape recovery, that don't want blocks of woodland.