Saturn Walnut

Walnut

Description: Saturn is a Czech variety that is recomended for both garden planting and orchard planting. A good cropper and very healthy tree. Large, oval-shaped nuts with a good sweet flavour. This variety is much more suited to cooler and more exposed sites. Great for pickling if the Walnuts are picked unripe in mid-summer or they can be picked in the Autumn for drying and storing.

History: Bred at the Czech Institute.

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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