I have a walnut tree with lots of nuts on it. I have tried to find out when they should be picked etc but the information I have found doesn't seem to fit in with my tree.I read that the green nuts crack open whilst still on the tree. On my tree, the nuts either have changed or are changing from green to black. They then fall off. I have tried collecting the black nuts and peeling off the black coating but there are maggots in the black stuff. Yuk! When I picked the green nuts, they didn't seem to be ripe.
I don't want to waste the nuts so any advice would be appreciated.