The walnut trees are attractive and produces a delicious nut. It is the nut tree of many gardener’s dreams. A big spreading tree creating dappled shade in summer and ghostly white bark in winter. A great climbing tree for children.
Walnuts are the most soil dependent of the nut trees, growing quite small and stunted in shallow, poor soils and much larger in deeper, moister soils. They grow in a wide range of climates from the cool and wet gullies of the central Mt Lofty Ranges to the deep sands of the Riverland.
The best way to establish your walnut is from bare root. These trees are dormant now and can easily withstand the planting shock. Properly pruned at Perry’s, carefully wrapped and planted within a few days, these trees will surprise you with their vigour. Expect exciting, strong new shoots in spring and nuts within a couple of years. Be sure to water and fertilize well.
We have three varieties of walnut trees:
Tulare is grafted to a medium vigour rootstock (Northern Californian Black Walnut). It is a large nut that is filled with kernel of excellent flavour. It is very productive and precocious. It is a vigorous variety and will grow to a large tree in good soils but less big in poor soil.
Chandler is also grafted to Northern Californian Black Walnut. It is more resistant to Bacterial Blight and therefore suits wetter, cooler environments. The nuts are large, delicious, well filled and cropping is prolific.
Howard is a more compact grower. It is grafted onto the powerful Paradox rootstock. This is the variety of choice where soil conditions are less favourable. This would include places where drainage is poor.
Our walnut trees are ready NOW!