Category Archives: Walnut Trees

BLACK WALNUT (Juglans nigra)

Prized as the most valuable timber species in the Eastern U.S., black walnuts also produce fine-flavored nut kernels, high in polyunsaturated oils. All of our varieties have been selected for easy cracking and anthracnose resistance. These grafted varieties yield 3 or 4 times as much available kernel as do average wild trees which yield about 10% kernel. Trees reach 60-70' high with a rounded crown and trees planted at 25' spacing should eventually be thinned to 50' apart. Grafted trees bear in 3-5 yrs. DANIELS MO. 1978. Medium sized nut with a very thin shell. Cracks

PERSIAN WALNUT (Juglans regia)

The majority of our selections are progeny of northeastern European stock; so called "Carpathian" origin.  This is the same species as the English Walnuts and produces the same sweet kernel in a tree that is much hardier than the English varieties. Most Persians are early flowering, similar to peaches in timing and generally produce well where spring temperatures do not fluctuate widely. Trees reach 40-50' high, with an oval canopy and light colored bark. Husks split and walnuts fall to the ground when ripe. Grafted trees bear in 3-5 years, and should be planted on