Red Danube Walnut

Walnut

Description: Red Danube is one of only a few red skinned walnuts. Often described as the 'blood orange' of the Walnut world. A small red, roundish nut with a good flavour kernel that are commonly used in chocolate factories and patisseries.The tree habit is low vigour. A rare selection to add to the garden!

History: Originates from southern Germany.

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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