The Carpathian English Walnut grows in acidic, alkaline, drought tolerant, loamy, moist, sandy, well drained, clay soils.
A popular tree for its dual role of food and shade provider. The flavorful walnuts are easy to shell and a favorite for eating fresh and baking. It is a fast-growing, stately tree with strong, sturdy branches that form a spreading crown for dense shade. This cultivar is well adapted for cold climates.
Can be planted as a nut-bearing landscape tree. Nuts are thin-shelled, easy to open. Tree's crown is rounded, spreading and open. Prefers deep, dry, light loamy soils. Avoid wet or poor subsoil. Grows 40' to 60', 40'-60' spread. (Partially self-fertile, plant multiple trees to ensure pollination) (zones 5-9)
The thin shell of the Carpathian walnut makes the kernel more available to wildlife that the harder shelled native black walnut.
The word walnut is a derivative of the "Gaul nut." Gaul, the former name for France, was one of the places to which this Persian tree spread at the end of the Ice Age.
Pinnately compound, alternate, 5-9 leaflets, 2"-5" long, medium to dark green.
A round, fleshy green husk in clusters of 3-9 encloses a hard, thin 1 1/2"-2" shell with a rich, flavorful kernel. At maturity the husk opens and releases the walnut which falls to the ground. Harvest in late September to mid-October. Walnut trees grown from seed will take about 8-10 years to begin producing nuts.