Walnut trees are a long lived tree that that grow well in areas of Australia with a Mediterranean climate. Depending on conditions they will reach between 15 and 25m over time, with tree reaching well over 100 years.
A deciduous tree the walnut ‘Juglans regia’ is valued for both nut production as well as for timber for fine furniture in Australia they are grown for commercial nut production in Tasmania, Victoria, Southern NSW, around Adelaide and also in southern WA.
Walnut trees are also grown in many home gardens as an ornamental tree, attractive spreading canopy, nice foliage and the long lived nature of the tree are all good characteristics. It is the flesh of the nuts that makes these a valuable crop.
In good soil and the right climate, these are a medium to large sized tree, producing good sized crops. In poorer soils the trees will be smaller and nut production will be limited. If you are looking for a naturally smaller growing tree then Howard may be the one to look for.
Trees grown for nut production are mostly grown from grafted walnut tree seedlings. Popular varieties include Tulare and Chandler, either growing on its own rootstock or grafted onto ‘Paradox’ rootstock, the Howard and Franquette varieties are also available.
Walnut Trees are available for sale from the following nurseries
55 McDougal Rd Neerim South Victoria 3831 PH: (03) 56281507
Advanced ornamental trees and garden designs and concept plans. Direct to your property combined with specialist knowledge and outstanding service.
Mail order fruit tree nursery with over 200 temperate climate fruit trees.
Heritage varieties and dwarf fruit trees. Apple Trees, Stone Fruit, Nut Trees and Berry Fruit.
"Propagation and Production of Native and Exotic Trees
with Natural Root Systems from 2 to 2,000 lts."