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Walnuts

The trees offered are not grown from nut but are propagated vegetively by grafting fruiting scions of known cultivars onto seedling rootstocks.

Unlike trees raised from nut, which are unreliable in terms of nut production and quality, grafted trees always come true to form. In order to facilitate pollination, it is advisable to plant more than one cultivar.

Walnuts grow into big trees so should be spaced at 10-12 meters.

Barerooted trees on J.Regia rootstock:

Five different sizes of barerooted trees are available: 45-70cm, 70-100cm,100-140cm,140-180cm and 180cm+The larger trees are older and will generally begin cropping earlier. However, planting small can allow better root development.

Barerooted trees (supplied December 2016-April 2017)
  Unit Price (euro)
1 tree 2 trees 3-9 trees 10-49 trees 50-199 trees 200 trees+
Walnuts, grafted, named varieties, 45-70 cm
26.00
24.00
22.00
20.00
17.50
P.O.A.
Walnuts, grafted, named varieties, 70-100 cm
32.00
29.00
26.50
24.80
22.00
19.70.
Walnuts, grafted, named varieties, 100-140 cm
38.00
34.00
31.00
28.00
25.00
22.00
Walnuts, grafted, named varieties, 140-180 cm
45.00
40.00
36.00
33.00
30.00
P.O.A.
Walnuts, grafted, named varieties, 180 cm+
60.00
52.50
48.00
44.00
40.00
P.O.A.

 

Cultivars

Amphyon
Dutch variety from Groningen province. Vigorous, grows into large spreading tree. Can be prone to walnut blight in ealry years, probably not a good choice for the high rainfall areas. Nuts shed husk easily. Excellent flavour. Self fertile (pollination group 1/2).

Broadview
Canadian variety popular in the UK. Produces medium to large nut, late season. In high rainfall areas susceptible to walnut blight. In Ireland, does best in eastern regions that are not prone to late spring frosts. Pollination group 1-2.

Chiara
New Dutch variety from DeSmallekamp.. The nuts are large, very tasty and store for a long time. Produces good crops even in difficult years but flowers early and is a little vulnerable to late frosts. Self pollinating, pollination group 1.

Coenen
Dutch variety from Noord-Brabant. Strong tree with a broad, loose and open crown. Early budding so can be vulnerable to late frosts. Excellent flavour. Good pollinator and partially self fertile but does better with pollinator (pollination group 1).

Corne du Perigord
Traditional French variety with very good disease resistance. Medium sized nut ready mid season. Strong grower. Has done exceptionally well in trials in Devon. Good pollinator for other varieties. Pollination group 1/2. Highly recommended.

Cyril
Dutch variety  from Groningen. The tree is strong and reasonably strait in growth. The crown is quite dense. One of the latest flowering of the Dutch varieties so good for frosty areas. Large, well filled nuts. Partially self fertile (pollination group 1/2). Recommended.

Dionym
Dutch variety from Groningen. Produces medium sized tree. Precocious - will produce nuts within 3-4 years.  Disease resistant.  Good quality nuts. Good pollinator and self fertile (pollination group 1/2).

Excelsior of Taynton
Rare English variety from Gloucestershire.
Pollination group 1/2. Not available 2015/16

Fernette
Raised in France 1978. Lateral-bearing variety very quick to come into fruit. Leafing characteristics similar to Fernor. Often used as a pollinator for Fernor. Pollination group 1/2.

Fernor
Raised in France 1978. Lateral-bearing variety very quick to come into production. Late leafing, and high productivity. Nuts relatively late (Mid October onwards). One of the best performing varieties in France at the present time. Pollination group 2.

Fertignac
New French variety (2005), showing good potential. Lateral-bearing variety very quick to come into production. Trees at our nursery have produced nuts at 3 years. Late leafing, and high productivity. Nuts relatively late (Mid October onwards). Pollination group 1/2. Highly recommended

Franquette
Traditional French variety with moderate disease resistance. Good cropper. Medium sized nut ready late season. Partially self fertile (pollination group 2).

Mars
Strong and disease-resistant variety from Czech Republic. Tasty large nuts.  The tree is self pollinating and due to its late flowering is not susceptible to light frost (pollination group 2).

Mayette
Traditional French variety with good disease resistance. Medium sized nut ready late season. Late to leaf out Recommended. Partially self fertile (pollination group 2). Highly recommended.

Meylanaise
Traditional French variety with very good disease resistance. Good cropper. Medium sized nut ready late season. Good pollinator. Partially self fertile (pollination group 1/2). Highly recommended.

Minimultiflora nr. 14
Dwarfing variety raised by DeSmallekamp, producing compact tree with smaller nuts. Cropping potential in Ireland uncertain.
Somewhat susceptible to damage from late frosts. Possibly self fertile (pollination group 1).

No.16
A seedling from Rita, raised in Michegan. Medium to large trees. Large and tasty nuts with very good storage (up to one year). Very early to leaf and flower so unsuitable for areas prone to late frosts. Self pollinating (pollination group 1). Unavailable 2015/16

Parisienne
Traditional French variety with good disease resistance. Very vigorous grower. Medium to large nuts nut ready late season. Late to late out and flower so good for areas with late frosts. Pollination group 2.

Plovdivski
Vigorous Bulgarian variety with good disease resistance. Large nuts but unreliable cropper in maritime climates. Pollination group 2.
Discontinued

Rita
Bred from Carpathian stock. Partially self fertile. Pollination group 1.
The first of our trialled varieties to produce nuts in Westport. Very early to leaf and flower so vulnerable to spring frosts.

Ronde de Montignac
Old French variety with good disease resistance. Smallish nut ready early in the season. Very good flavour. Cropped well in trials in Devon. Good pollinator (pollination group 1/2). Highly recommended.

Rote Danaunuss
Red nut from Austria. Very attractive tree with bronze foliage but cropping potential in Ireland uncertain. Early leafing so quite vulnerable to late frosts. Pollination group 1.

Unless stated, all varieties listed are available November

 

Seed-grown walnut

Two year old Juglans regia (common European or Persian walnut) from selected seed from Central Europe. Unlike the named cultivars of Juglans regia, these seed-grown trees are unlikely to produce reliable crops of nuts but will grow into fine specimen trees suitable for timber production. The trees may also be used for rootstock for grafting purposes. Minimum quantity 10 trees.Available November. Further details are on our Hedging and Woodland page here

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