Walnuts

Chiara

Known traditionally as English or Persian walnuts, our range of Juglans regia cultivars is available initially as small 1 year old grafted trees (the root stocks are 2 years old) around 50-75cm high (including the pot).  Originally in 2 litre pots they have now been re-potted into 6 litre root pruning air pots.  They should fruit within 3-4 years, plant 2 or more trees to ensure good pollination, for most varieties Chiara, Mars or lake will be fine.  If you already have local walnuts close by that will aid pollination.

Older trees maybeb  in 8-12L air pots or root nurse bags

All cultivars are priced at £28.50 for this year’s trees and £38 for previous years larger trees except the larger Dwarf trees at £42.

VarietyDescription
Chiara
A selected seedling from De Smallekamp in the Netherlands. A vigorous wide tree which flowers mid season and is self-fertile and apomictic, large oval nuts with sweet pale kernels which keep well. Leaf's out late April so misses most frosts.
LakeVigorous spreading tree, very productive with medium/large sized thin shelled nuts (ab.33mm), very good quality kernel. Self-fertile and disease resistant.Leaf's out in May so misses usual late frosts.
MarsMedium sized tree, disease resistant and self-fertile producing large sweet oval nut with pronounced tip, lightly wrinkled thin shell. Leaf's out late April so resitant to most frost.
Red Kernels
Aufhauser BadenA sought after variety producing giant red kernelled sweet well flavoured nuts up to 7cm long. Medium sized tree , self-fertile with the Kernel sought after by confectioners in europe.
Rote LinzerLarge double red nuts, an Austrian variety, produces very big nuts with a bright red kernel and an excellent taste, needs a pollinator.
SychrovStrong growing tree with medium thin shelled nuts (30-32mm) well filled with a red nut that has an excellent flavour and keeps well, it's fairly dry when it falls. Needs a pollinator.
Dwarf Trees
Mini Multiflora no. 14A dwarf form of the walnut, is self-fertile, and will fruit within 1-2 years. A medium / small nut in bunches of 3-15, nice sweet taste, the tree keeps producing female flowers during the growing season and has the tendency towards being apomictic. Height after 20 years, 2m.
Mini Multiflora no. 9A dwarf form of the walnut, is self-fertile, and will fruit within 1-2 years. A small nut in bunches of 2-10, nice sweet taste, the tree keeps producing female flowers during the growing season and has the tendency towards being apomictic. Height after 20 years, 3m
Giant Nuts
KanonskogelLarge tree with a giant round nut of Flemish origin and the shell becomes coarse as it ripens. Protogynous flowering, reasonably early so will need a pollinator to match.
Lange wappershell. Susceptible to walnut blight in wet areas, ensure good ventilation.
OlifantenoorLong giant nut of Flemish origin, thin shell. Susceptible to walnut blight in wet areas, ensure good ventilation.