# Details
1 A walnut (commonly called Akhrot) is the edible seed of nut of tree Juglans regia
2 Walnuts can be grown at sea level 900 to 3000 meter.
3 Walnuts are very helpful in preventing cancer, in controlling diabetes (type-2). They are rich in omega-3 fatty acids. They reduce the risk of coronary (heart) problems. They are proven for brain health improvement.
4 Walnuts are rich in antioxidants and hence boost immune system. They are also proven in stress management and weight reduction.
5 Rainfall requirement: 80cm shall be required for optimum growth, areas prone to heavy rainfall must have proper water draining facility.
6 Cooler climates at an average of 15-25°C will be good. They can be grown at an altitude of 900m to 3000m.
7 Well drained loamy soils rich in humus and supplemented by lime are suitable for plantations. The ph shall be 6.0 to 7.5.
Projections (in INR) Per Acre

No. of Plants Per Acre with 10x10 spacing = 436.

1st year Expenses: 436 Plants x 230 Per Plant = 1,00,280/-

Plus 1,75,000/- Land Establishment Cost & 50,000/- Labor cost.

Yearly maintenance (from second year): 40% of First year total investment x 4 years = 5,20,448/-

Total cash out flow = 13,45,728/- for 4 years

Yield starts from the 5th year amounting to 30,52,000/-

Estimated Revenue: 11,88,97,200/- from 6th year to 30 years

from 6th year there will be an income of 30 lakhs every year with a steady incremental percentage of 25-30%. After 30 years there will be steady income of 1340 times the investment every year amounting to 5,23,20,000/- as per 2019-20 FY Price

Yield Statistics

Normally, walnut trees will become ready for harvesting in 10 to 12 years after planting the seedlings. One can expect full commercial production after 18 to 20 years from planting time. However, grafted planting starts early fruit bearing (in 4 to 5 years after planting). In grafted plantation, full commercial production should start in 8 to 10 years.

Fully grown walnut tree produces as high as 125 to 150 kg nuts. However, an average yield of 40 to 50 kg of nuts can be obtained per 1 walnut tree. There are cases in which walnut trees start to produce about 7-10 kg of nuts at an age of 5-7 years. Again, the yield depends on the cultivar and farm management practices.

Cost Benefit Analysis

comparative income if the plantation is with seedlings or grafted plants of Juglans regia or Juglans nigra.

Age (Years) Seedlings regia nigra
5 21,21,000. 30,52,000. 47,57,000.
7 24,24,000. 34,88,000. 54,48,000.
9 27,27,000. 39,24,000. 61,29,000.
11 30,30,000. 43,60,000. 68,10,000.
15 60,60,000. 87,20,000. 1,36,20,000.
20 90,90,000. 1,30,80,000. 2,43,00,000.
25 1,81,81,000. 2,61,60,000. 4,08,60,000.
30 3,63,60,000. 5,23,20,000. 8,17,20,000.