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Walnut (Juglans) Excelsior of Taynton
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Excelsior of Taynton


Description: Excelsior of Taynton is a most revered variety. Now revived and thriving well. 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: Winner of 700 entries in a Countrywide Walnut Competition in 1923.

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.

Uses for this variety

Suitable for cooking Cooking
Chestnut Bite Eating

Fruit attributes

Self-fertile Self-fertile
Picking month  September Picking month September
Stores until December Stores until December