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Franquette Walnut Tree
(Standard)

Item Number: FT216

$34.99

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$34.99

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Sold out for the season. Available again in January 2017.

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Description

Standard on Northern California Black Walnut Seedling rootstock.

  • Zones: 5-8
  • Chill hours: 700
  • Harvest: October 10 - November 1
  • Looks: Well-sealed, thin-shelled nuts.
  • Personality: High quality nuts.
  • Facts of note: Very large tree which bears on terminals. The last English walnut to leaf out, less susceptible to spring frost damage, unfortunately this means it is late to flower and since it misses the pollen shed of other varieties crops can be smaller than other varieties. High quality timber. A very old French variety.
  • Pollination: Self-pollinated. Higher yields with a pollenizer especially when the tree is young. Chandler is a great pollenizer choice for 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.

Check out our Fruit Tree Harvest Chart to plan for successive harvests.

Please Note: Although most of our bare-root trees arrive to our warehouse in mid-December, there are a few varieties -- Mulberry, Persimmon, Quince, and Walnut -- 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. If you'd like us to split your shipments, please contact us at (800) 784-1722 or orderdesk@groworganic.com. Additional shipping charges will apply.

Features

  • Self-fruitful
  • Suited to Cold Climates

Characteristics

Chill Hours Needed 500-700 hours, 700-1000 hours Fruit is Good For Fresh Eating
Shipped As Bare Root, Dormant Tree Size Standard
Time to Fruit Production 2-3 Years Approximate Harvest Time Late Fall
Planting Time Winter USDA Zone 5 - 8
Chill Hours Needed 500-700 hours, 700-1000 hours
Fruit is Good For Fresh Eating
Shipped As Bare Root, Dormant
Tree Size Standard
Time to Fruit Production 2-3 Years
Approximate Harvest Time Late Fall
Planting Time Winter
USDA Zone 5 - 8

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Shipping Information

Ship up to 10 Bare Root Trees for Only $25!* *Shipping offer only available to the lower 48 states. Nut & multi-graft trees count as 2 when calculating shipping. Offer applicable to bare root trees only. Ships via FedEx Home/Ground. Cannot ship to P.O. boxes. Cannot ship to the following states: AK, HI, PR, VI, GU. Cannot ship via USPS. Cannot ship via SmartPost. Cannot be combined with other items in a package, due either to its size or manufacturer packaging.

Shipping Weight: 6.00 lbs. Dimensions: 59"L x 11"W x 11"H

Guarantee

Limited Guarantee for Dormant Trees & Plants

Claim Deadline is June 1st (Claims placed after June 1st will be denied.) Please note: Our trees will come to you topped off at approximately 3 ft. in height to put the tree’s stored energy into root development vs. foliage production.

What We Guarantee
Our only guarantee is that your dormant tree/plant will arrive in good, viable condition and will leaf out by May 15th (historically 98% of our trees do). This guarantee is only available to customers who purchased their tree/plant directly from us.

What We Cannot Guarantee
We cannot guarantee that your tree/plant remains alive & healthy, or bears fruit, as there are too many variables beyond our control in order to do so (i.e. soil preparation, planting, fertilization, weed & pest control, adequate irrigation and/or drainage, chill hours, compatible hardiness for your zone, proper choice of pollinator, etc).

How to Request a Credit
If your tree/plant does not leaf out by May 15th, please contact us as soon as possible (but no later than June 1st) and we will issue you a credit (not a refund) for the purchase price of your tree/plant (excluding shipping).*

(*) We reserve the right to not issue credit for items already replaced. We also reserve the right to require photographic evidence of the condition of your tree/plant and/or a scratch test. The scratch test consists of checking for green under the bark a few inches over the graft (please watch our video titled Bare Root (Dormant) Warranty for more information on this simple procedure). If the scratch test reveals a brown cambium, the tree/plant is dead or dying.

Reviews

Flourishes in the Sierra Nevada Foothills

If you live in a late frost area, and want to grow walnuts this is the variety for you. This is usually the absolute last tree to leaf out in my yard so it never gets caught in the snow. I've had ten trees for over ten years and all have survived and been productive. The nuts are good quality and tasty. The black walnut rootstock performs very well in the foothill soil and the trees are large and beautiful.

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