In Europe red walnuts (blood walnuts) have been around since the 18th century. The Robert Livermore walnut is truly a unique walnut with dark red meat that has appeal for both specialty markets and backyard orchardists. Robert Livermore walnuts taste great and the color provides festive look for the holidays. Robert Livermore walnut produces medium, well-sealed nuts and has a medium to high yield. Typically an early October harvest.
Growing Considerations for Robert Livermore Walnut
USDA Zones: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Bloom Period: Very Late
Harvest Period: Very Late
Storage: 3 Months or More
Low Chill: Yes
Origin Date: 1945 and beyond
Pollination Requirement: Self-Fertile
Years to Bear: 2-5 years
Mature Size: 30-60 ft.
Shape when Shipped: Whip (no branching)
Rootstock: Black Walnut
Water Requierments: 12-15 gallons per week May through Sept.
Recommended Spacing: 25-40 ft.
Size supplied when shipped: 1/2 to 3/4 inch caliper*; Trees range from 4-8 ft. in our field and trimmed to 4 to 5 ft. when shipped. Our young two year trees are most often feathered (side limbs).
*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.
Our fruit trees and berries 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 since UPS/Fed Ex charge a dimensional weight and an additional handling fee to ship a tree. You'll find it's cost effective to consider a handful of trees,vines or our helpful Tree Starter Kits