Our plantations – The Walnut Fund
Before we establish a new plantation, The Walnut Fund 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 set up to ensure 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 the best utilization of land.
All of our plantations are equipped with advanced irrigation systems that not only ensure 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 ensure the 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.