Since our origin in 2010 we have planted over 2000 walnut trees, established multiple successful plantations and consulted many in instituting their own orchards. Although we call California “home”, we have evolved and branched out internationally. We believe that great people, great products and great businesses can come from anywhere! Today we have plantations in Italy, Hungary, Serbia and Turkey.
We have over ten years experience in the walnut Industry. We have become experts in establishing intensive, high yielding walnut plantations. Here are some of the key points regarding the agricultural practices that we implement.
Before we establish a new plantation we
first handpick the land where we will plant our trees. Land is a key factor as
it must meet certain criteria. Key factors that we take into account are:
- Soil type and structure
- Altitude of land
- Terrain formation / architecture
- What other cultures are cultivated in the close vicinity
- Sunlight exposure
- Wind impact
- Exposure to natural hazards
All of our plantations are setup to insure maximum productivity and future yield. The spacing of rows & columns between trees is vital to this as it is very important for the pollination of trees. We plant our trees in a dense 5m-6m formation. This allows for excellent pollination and best utilization of land.
All of our plantations are equipped with advanced irrigation systems that not only insure optimum soil moisture levels at all times but also provide our trees with constant delivery of required nutrients.
We spray our trees 3-5 times per year to insure maximum health of our plantations. By spraying our trees, we protect them from insects, fungi, pests and aggressive weed growth.
The Walnut fund has a dynamic workforce that changes during the year proportionally to the needs of the plantations. During the dormant winter period only the management team is active, while the busiest season, autumn has a much more diverse workforce .