Win a deck of Permaculture Playing Cards this week in the Permaculture forum!
  • Post Reply Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic
permaculture forums growies critters building homesteading energy monies kitchen purity ungarbage community wilderness fiber arts art permaculture artisans regional education skip experiences global resources the cider press projects digital market permies.com private forums all forums
this forum made possible by our volunteer staff, including ...
master stewards:
  • James Freyr
  • Nicole Alderman
  • Anne Miller
  • r ranson
  • Mike Jay Haasl
  • Dave Burton
  • Pearl Sutton
stewards:
  • paul wheaton
  • Joylynn Hardesty
  • Joseph Lofthouse
garden masters:
  • Steve Thorn
gardeners:
  • Dan Boone
  • Carla Burke
  • Kate Downham

Looking for tips on harvesting & processing Chinese tung oil nuts

 
Posts: 1
Location: Central Virginia
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Howdy all!  I'm your latest newbie here.  I just bought my dream homestead, and among the trees already growing here are what I believe to be Chinese tung oil trees.  Google has not been of much use for learning how to harvest & process the nuts to get the useful oil, so I thought I would call upon your collective wisdom.  All suggestions or links to useful info would be most welcome.

 
Posts: 42
Location: Eastern Washington
6
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
I don't know anything about tung oil nuts, but I was researching how to get oil out of Canola seeds and was finding many seeds and pits just get squished. Or ground up then squished. Sometimes extra heat is included while squishing.

For small scale "just trying it out" a hydraulic bottle jack is the easiest high pressure tool available.
 
permaculture is largely about replacing oil with people. And one tiny ad:
holiday shopping for 2019
https://permies.com/t/128446/holiday-shopping
  • Post Reply Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic
Boost this thread!