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Franquette Walnut Tree
(Standard)

Thin Shelled and Delicious

Item Number: FT216

Ship up to 10 Bare Root Trees for Only $25!*

$34.99

In Stock! Ships from Northern CA.

$34.99

In Stock! Ships from Northern CA.

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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

Suggested Pollenizers

Videos & Articles

Videos

Articles

January 24, 2013 - Charlotte from Peaceful Valley
Walnut trees are fruitful and beautiful. I love to sit in the shade of one of my walnut trees and look out over the sloping garden. In our new video Tricia shows you how to care for and prune walnut trees.… read more »

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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

Please Note: Our trees will come to you topped off at approx. 3 ft in height to put the tree’s stored energy first into root development vs. foliage production.

What We Guarantee

What we guarantee, and our only guarantee, is that your dormant tree/plant will arrive in viable condition and will leaf out by May 15th. Historically, 98% of our trees & plants do. If your tree/plant leafs out and then dies, it is no longer covered by our guarantee. We only warrant to the extent of the purchase price, that the dormant tree/plant sold hereunder is as described in the catalog, website or label within recognized tolerances. No other warranty is given, expressed or implied of (1) the merchantability or fitness of the tree/plant for any particular purpose, or (2) against loss due to any cause. Our guarantee is only available to customers who have purchased their dormant trees directly from us.

What We Do NOT Guarantee

We do not guarantee your success of keeping your tree/plant alive or having your tree/plant bear fruit, as there are too many variables beyond our control to be able to do so. We cannot and will not accept any responsibility for the many growing and climatic conditions (soil preparation, planting, fertilization, weed and pest control, adequate irrigation and/or drainage, chill hours, compatible hardiness for your zone, proper choice of pollinator, etc.) that must be met to ensure the success of your tree/plant.

Deadline for Credit

Credit claims for trees/plants that arrived in unviable condition must be received within 3 days of delivery. Claims of this nature that are received more than 3 days from delivery will be automatically denied.

Credit claims for trees/plants that did not leaf out by May 15th must be received by June 1st (at the very latest) for consideration. Due to their tendency to bloom later, persimmon trees have a deadline of June 15th. Claims of this nature received after the June 1st deadline (or June 15th for persimmon trees) will automatically be denied.

How to Request a Credit

If your dormant tree/plant arrives in unviable condition, you must contact us within 3 days of delivery to receive a refund or exchange (if available).

If your tree/plant does not leaf out by May 15th, please contact us as soon as possible (before June 1st) by email (helpdesk@groworganic.com) or phone (800-784-1722). We will issue you a one-time credit (not a refund) for the price you paid for that tree/plant (excluding shipping). This credit is redeemable toward the purchase of any other dormant tree/plant of your choosing the following season.

We reserve the right to not issue credit for items purchased with credit. We also reserve the right to require you to perform a scratch test, and/or to provide photographic evidence of the condition of your tree/plant. 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. If we require photographic evidence of the condition of your tree/plant, we will need photographs of the entire tree/plant (including the roots). Please email these photographs to helpdesk@groworganic.com. We reserve the right to deny your claim for credit if we determine, from your photographs, that there is damage to the tree/plant due to rodents, root rot, mechanical equipment, or any other source beyond our control.

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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