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Black Walnut Tree

Prized for Nuts & Timber

Bears up to 30 bushels of nuts once established. Truly a gourmet favorite—black walnuts have a rich flavor prized for baking, plus twice the protein of English walnuts. Trees grow up to 75 ft. tall with dark green foliage, excellent for providing shade. Dark brown wood is strong with an attractive grain, providing valuable timber. Self-pollinating, but plant two or more for top crops. Not available in AZ, CA, WV.
  • Zone 4 - 8 (-20° F.).
  • Height 50 - 75 feet.
  • Shade Required Full sun.

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  • Botanical Name: Juglans nigra
  • Height: 50 - 75 feet.
  • Spacing: At least 8 - 12 feet apart for groupings, but 30 - 40 feet apart when growing for a specimen tree.
  • Depth: Same as nursery.
  • Spread: 30 - 40 feet.
  • Sun/Shade: Full sun.
  • Pollinator: Partial self pollinating - but requires another black walnut for larger yields.
  • Yield: Varies. Up to 30 busles at maturity.
  • Foliage: Medium to dark green, oval leaves, compound.
  • Fruit: Green cased nut often dropping to ground when black.
  • Form: Deciduous. Oval.
  • Flower Form: Not showy, catkins.
  • Soil Requirements: Well-drained, deep. rich, moist soil, tolerates dry soils.
  • Growth Rate: Medium growth rate. 12 - 24 inches per year.
  • Comments: Dark brown to grayish-black bark. Develops an extensive taproot as it matures and is difficult to transplant. This is a seedling, it is not grafted. Great for baking. Self pollinating. Best planted in groups. Yields up to 30 bushels of nuts at maturity.They are great for baking. A high value is placed on this tree due to the demand for walnut veneer. Nuts are ready to harvest when you can dent the hull of several nuts with your thumb. Remove hulls immediately after harvesting to prevent staining. After nuts have been dried store them in a mesh bag in a cool, dry place or freeze.

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