Tapping Walnut Trees: Making Walnut Syrup for Fun or Profit

Project Type: Research Only
Funds awarded in 2020: $49,824.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/2022
Grant Recipients: Future Generations University; Marshall University
Region: Northeast
State: West Virginia
Project Leader:
Dr. Michael Rechlin
Future Generations University
Everyone knows you can tap maple trees, boil down the sap and make maple syrup. Maple syrup on pancakes is a classic American breakfast. However, few people know that the same is true for other select species of trees. People in the sub-artic have for years tapped birch trees, both boiling the sap to make a sweet syrup and consuming it raw as a health drink. Walnut trees are on that list of those select other species. Members of the Juglans genus, black walnut (Juglans nigra), white walnut or butternut (J. cinerea) and English walnut (J. regia) can all been tapped for syrup production
Mike Recklin, PhD, Future Generations University
Target audiences:
Farmers/Ranchers; Researchers
Ordering info:
[email protected]
Future Generations University
390 Road Less Traveled
Franklin, WV 26807
Publication/product ID: Walnut-Research-Paper.pdf
This product is associated with the project "Designing and Building Centrifuges to Clarify Maple and Walnut Syrup"
Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture or SARE.