Franquette Walnut


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Franquette walnut is an old French variety discovered in the early 1800's. with a small walnut well sealed, thin shell.  One of the last Walnuts to break dormancy; late spring frost is rarely a concern. Franquette walnut once the dominant walnut planted throughout the west. Less susceptible to frost than other varieties.   It's self-fertile, but will produce more fruit with Chandler or Pedro.  Ripens in the fall.


Growing Considerations for Franquette Walnut

USDA Zones: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

Heirloom: Yes

Bloom Period: Very Late

Pollination Requirement: Self-Fertile

Harvest Period: Very Late

Low Chill: Yes

Origin Date: 1800`s

Storage: 3 Months or More

Years to Bear: 2-5 years

Recommended Spacing: 25-40 ft.

Rootstock: Black Walnut

Mature Size: 30-60 ft.

Water Requierments: 12-15 gallons per week May through Sept.

Shape when Shipped: Whip (no branching)

Size supplied when shipped:   Our trees range in height 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). The trees diameter (caliper) is often 1/2  to 3/4 inch;  *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.


Basic idea for Pruning:  Most fruit trees should be pruned in frost-free periods mid to late winter. (apricots best after bud break) Remove most vertical branches and shorten side branches. Fruiting wood is best on horizontal to 45 degree limbs. Learn more...                                                             

 
Shipping Note:  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.

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This product was added to our catalog on Monday 12 July, 2010.