Broadview Walnut

Walnut

Description: Broadview is currently the best form of Walnut for the UK. Precocius from an early age, during it's third year of growth, producing medium sized fruits. They can be harvested green and pickled or left until fully ripe in the autumn to be dried out and stored. Slightly resistant to frost due to it's early flowering time. The tree itself is a very small, compact and fruits earlier compared with other varieties, this is why it's such a popular variety.

History: Developed in Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada during the 1900s by David and Jack Gellaty.

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
  • Storing: December

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