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 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 50 ft. summer prune to reduce height. tree
Recommended Spacing: 30 to 50 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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