The Payne walnut was first discovered in the Silicon Valley by G.C Payne in late 1800's. The Payne is a well-sealed, medium to small size walnut with a flavor similar to Pedro. Payne Walnut is a heavily productive, precocious bearing variety with an early harvest. Requires 500 hours of chill and is self-fruitful, however yield will increase in the presence of another walnut variety. Mature trees will reach a height of about 30 to 40 feet.
Growing Considerations for Payne Walnut tree
USDA Zone: 6,7,8,9,10
Pollination: Self-Fertile, but more nuts with another Walnut variety planted within 1/4 mile radius
Fruit Storage: Excellent
Mature Size: 30 to 40 ft. summer prune to reduce height. tree
Recommended Spacing: 30 to 40 ft. summer prune to reduce height.
Uses: Fresh eating,dessert,drying
Rootstock: Black Walnut
Water Requirement: 8-15 gallons per week May through Sept.
Years to bear: 2-4 years
Shape when shipped: whips (no side branching)
*Size supplied when shipped: 5/8 inch caliper (width around trunk) 6 to 9 ft. in field (trimmed to 4 to 5 ft. when shipped)
*As noted by University of California Scientists and other qualified professionals the most successful trees often have caliper from 1/2" to 5/8" and usually establish faster than smaller and larger planting stock.
Note on Shipping:
Our walnut trees are delivered to you bareroot during their winter dormancy from January through May depending on USDA zone. Trees are shipped with your invoice and helpful planting directions. There is no minimum quantity required but shipping rate for an individual tree is expensive so you'll find it's cost effective to consider a handful of trees,vines or our helpful Tree Starter Kits.
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