Standard on Northern California Black Walnut Seedling rootstock.
Chill hours: 600
Harvest: September 20 - October 5
Looks: Plump, light-colored kernels with well-sealed, 1"-1/4" nuts.
Personality: Excellent flavor.
Facts of note: Cold hardy Carpathian hybrid for severe climates. Young trees set a heavy crop. The variety was developed in Idaho.
Pollination: Self-pollinated. Ambassador® sets a good crop even without a second variety to pollenate it.
European walnuts are the standard of eating walnuts. Good for shade, highly productive. Requires deep watering and well–drained soil. Plant two varieties for best production. Susceptible to blight and root diseases. Can be tricky to grow and are subject to a more limited bareroot guarantee limited to 50% of the purchase price (see page 37 for more details). Trees are 2 years old, and should begin to fruit in their 5th year.
Please Note: Although most of our bare-root trees arrive to our warehouse in mid-December, there are a few varieties -- Almond, Mulberry, Walnut, Persimmon, and Jujube -- that will not arrive until mid-January. If you order any of those varieties along with varieties that arrive in mid-December, your order will be delayed for shipment until mid-January unless you ask us to split your shipments and agree to pay any additional shipping charges resulting from two separate shipments.
Check out our Fruit Tree Harvest Chart to plan for successive harvests.