Standard on Northern California Black Walnut Seedling rootstock.
Chill hours: 700
Harvest: September 25 - October 10
Looks: High quaility, light colored nuts.
Personality: Large and well sealed.
Facts of note: Good choice for the home orchards as it bears on lateral buds instead of just terminals. It is also a smaller tree growing to only about 40 ft. with more of an upright growth habit. Developed by the University of California, Davis and is an important commercial variety.
Pollination: Self-pollinated. Higher yields with a pollenizer. Chandler pairs very well with Franquette.
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.