Nut Grower's Guide

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Grow tree nuts for profit or lifestyle – on your farm or in your back yard.

Nut growing has become more popular and technology has developed significantly over the last 5 years. This book is the starting point for prospective commercial nut growers – large or small scale, for farmers who want to diversify and also for gardeners interested in growing nut trees in their back yards. + Full description

Nut Grower's Guide is the first comprehensive book to growing almonds, cashews, chestnuts, hazelnuts, macadamias, pecans, pistachios and walnuts. All aspects of site selection are covered, from soil and climate to aspect and topography through to previous land use and local pest species. Soil preparation, irrigation, planting and propagating trees are also covered. It covers the cultivation and processing of each of the major nut species and also provides guidance on packaging and the wholesale and retail marketing of nuts in Australia and overseas.

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No longer available in a print edition.


"This book will provide up to date, practical and reliable information for anyone involved with the Australian nut industries. . . it gives enough information to make the individual a very good grower."
Dr John Kenez, Melbourne (Australian Nutgrower, Dec 2005)


ePDF | October 2005
ISBN: 9780643093096
Publisher: Landlinks Press
Available from eRetailers


  • Covers all commercially grown tree nut species in Australia
  • Practical and easy-to-read
  • Shows how to select a site and what to grow
  • Discusses the latest developments and future prospects
  • Covers conventional and organic production
  • Contains practical business advice


Foreword (by the President of Australian Nut Industry Council)
1. What's in a nut?
2. Nut production worldwide
3. What nut grows where?
4. Propagation
5. Planting a nut orchard
6. Managing a nut orchard
7. Organic nut production
8. Success in business
9. Almonds
10. Cashews
11. Chestnuts
12. Hazelnuts
13. Macadamias
14. Pecans
15. Pistachios
16. Walnuts
17. Other tree nuts
Appendix 1 - Nut tree notes for gardeners


Jennifer Wilkinson has been the editor of Australian Nutgrower, the official journal of the Australian Nut Industry Council since 1996.