Trees & Trials

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

Apollo (Removed)A117-BonifacBroadviewBuccaneer
LaraMarsRed DanubeSaturn
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 117Alsoszentivani BonifacAlsoszentivani KeseiAmphyon
Buzsaki PirosbeluChiaraCoenanDryanovo
Esterhazy IIHekman's GlorieHospozinIzvor 10
KardinalLange van LodLakeMilotai 10
Mini Multiflora no. 9Mini Multiflora no. 14No.26 Geisenheim
Red RiefRed SealRobert LivermoreRote Gubler
Rote Gubler 2SheinovoSilistrenskiSlivenski
BrannantExcelsior of Taynton

Other Nuts

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 - BicentennialBlack Walnut - Thomas
Butternut - BeckwithButternut - ChamberlinButternut - Kenworthy
Heartnut - Cambell CW1Heartnut - Cambell CW4Heartnut - Grimo Manchurican
Heartnut - ImschuHeartnut - SchubertHeartnut - Stealth
Heartnut - FodermaierHeartnut - AnnekeHeartnut - Jewelbox
Buartnut - Mitchell
Hican - BurtonHican - MarquardtHican - NT92
Hican - Vernon
Sharbark Hickory - GraingerShagbark Hickory - Yoder
Shellbark Hickory - FayetteShellbark Hickory - Henry
U.N.Pecan - Carlson 3N.Pecan - KanzaU.N.Pecan - Lucas
U.N.Pecan - MullahyU.N.Pecan - SnapsU.N.Pecan - Starking Hardy Giant
U.N.Pecan - Warren 346U.N.Pecan - DeerstandU.N.Pecan - Martzaan