We have created our new orchard largely using trees already available in the UK, some of the varieties do have known history in the UK but largely in the South East of England only.
We were presented with the dilemma of what to plant and in which quantities and for many varieties finding details of their leafing out and flowering times was very difficult or virtually impossible. The varieties below were all available in quantity and the majority were planted as 2 year grafted trees, pot grown and between 1.5-2.5m high.
Main Orchard Walnut Varieties
|Red Danube||Saturn||Sieferdorfer (removed)||Sychrov|
Most of the trials were small 1 year grafts, some B/R some pot grown, all selected because of their potential either as desert nuts or for oil content, many have Red Kernels.
Trial Walnut Varieties
|Alsoszentivani 117||Alsoszentivani Bonifac||Alsoszentivani Kesei||Amphyon|
|Esterhazy||Hekman's Glorie||Hospozin||Izvor 10|
|Kardinal||Lange van Lod||Lake||Milotai 10|
|Mini Multiflora no. 9||Mini Multiflora no. 14||No.26 Geisenheim||Osogo Best 1501|
|Red Rief||Red Seal||Robert Livermore||Rote Gubler|
|Rote Gubler 2||Sheinovo||Silistrenski||Slivenski|
|Brannant||Excelsior of Taynton|
In addition to the English/Persian Walnuts we have been planting other cultivated Juglans & Carya trees we believe will be successful with us here.
All of the trees have come from De Smallekamp in the Netherlands and have been selected based on their experience and data from Canada and the Northern US States. Although many of these nuts have been bred in a continental climate they appear to be doing well in Western Europe, time will tell of course.
For Pecans – N = Northern & U.N. = Ultra Northern
|Black Walnut - Bicentennial||Black Walnut - Thomas|
|Butternut - Beckwith||Butternut - Chamberlin||Butternut - Kenworthy|
|Heartnut - Cambell CW1||Heartnut - Cambell CW4||Heartnut - Grimo Manchurican|
|Heartnut - Imschu||Heartnut - Schubert||Heartnut - Stealth|
|Heartnut - Fodermaier||Heartnut - Anneke||Heartnut - Jewelbox|
|Buartnut - Mitchell|
|Hican - Burton||Hican - Marquardt||Hican - NT92|
|Hican - Vernon|
|Sharbark Hickory - Grainger||Shagbark Hickory - Yoder|
|Shellbark Hickory - Fayette||Shellbark Hickory - Henry|
|U.N.Pecan - Carlson 3||N.Pecan - Kanza||U.N.Pecan - Lucas|
|U.N.Pecan - Mullahy||U.N.Pecan - Snaps||U.N.Pecan - Starking Hardy Giant|
|U.N.Pecan - Warren 346||U.N.Pecan - Deerstand||U.N.Pecan - Martzaan|