Fernor Walnut

Walnut

Description: Fernor is a very similar to Fernette. Produces large, good quality globular nuts that are light coloured and thin shelled for kernel extraction. A good pollinator for other varieties and it's late leafing avoiding spring frost damage. A precocious flowering and late ripening form. Best when eaten fresh when they're fully ripe but can be pickled if the fruits are picked early, during the summer when they're green.

History: Originated from France.

Pollination Partners: Walnut Fernette and Walnut Broadview.

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
  • Picking month: November
  • Uses: Eating
  • Self-fertility: Self-fertile
  • Storing: January

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