Buccaneer Walnut

Walnut

Description: Buccaneer, like Broadview is one of the most popular UK Walnut varieties that is very suited to the British climate, more so than other varieties due to it's hardiness and late cropping. The nut is round and carried in abundance, particularly suited for pickled walnuts if they're picked when they're unripe in July. The tree should start carrying nuts 3-4 years after planting. A healthy robust form that's very heavy cropping. Suitable variety for the smaller garden as it can be pruned back to keep it to good height.

History: Developed in Holland.

Walnut Growing Tips: Prefer to be planted in full sun or light shade with a sheltered position with no frost pockets. Will tolerate many soil types but are happier in light, sandy, well-drained soils. Walnuts are difficult to establish in the first year of planting and some die-back in the shoot tips is expected. For pickling, the nuts are best picked in July before the shells are formed. Test with a pin or skewer! Rich in antioxidants and omega-3 fatty acids.

Attributes

  • Uses: Cooking
  • Uses: Eating
  • Self-fertility: Self-fertile
  • Picking month: September
  • Storing: December

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