“The high rainfall should produce good movement of salts out of the root zone and, by reducing competition between the nutrient and the salts, it will make it easier for nutrients to be taken up by the vines.”
“With the strange, drawn out bloom, it may be difficult to estimate crop size at many ranches since nuts are in various stages of growth.” Nay said. “Your eyes can play tricks on you and you only see the big nuts.”
Increased demand for the English walnuts has pushed newer plantings into areas with less than ideal ground. Some walnut orchards are underwater and the concern for trees sitting in water for extended periods is Phytophthora.