Large Shade Tree with Edible NutsThe Black Walnut (Juglans nigra) is a valuable addition to your home garden…and we do mean valuable. A mature 40 year old Black Walnut recently sold in New York State for $11,000!The Black Walnut will give you deep, cool shade in the summer and wind protection in the winter. The leaves will turn vibrant yellow in the fall well before any of your neighbor’s trees. And after 5 or 6 years, you will be collecting bushels of delicious nuts that store forever once they’re dried. The nuts have a strong flavor and a protein level that is almost 20 times higher than milk! Talk about a return on your investment!This is a native tree that is prized for its unequalled hardwood. Entire forests in the north-east were cut down to build the cabinets in the homes in our founding cities. During the civil war, Black Walnut was the wood of choice for soldier’s gunstocks. With no major replanting plan in place until after the 1970’s, this tree became a hot commodity. Growing ram-rod straight and up to 100 feet tall, this amazingly stately tree will be standing for your great-great grandchildren to enjoy.It can take years for a healthy Black Walnut tree to grow from seed, but Nature Hills has done all of the hard work for you! Buy one of our saplings today and leave your mark for generations.* Large shade tree* Edible nuts* Sellable produce and wood * Drought tolerant .
Two common names, one uncommon tree! To say that White Walnuts (aka Butternuts) are prolific trees would be an understatement. We hear accounts every year of people filling the beds of pickup trucks – sometimes more than once – in late summer and early fall with the nuts from just one tree! These walnut trees grow so fast (often several feet in one year) that they are producing gorgeous shade and sweet nutmeats before you even know it.Butternut or White Walnut (Juglans cinerea) used to be all over the American forest. Due to unchecked fungal blights the population has been decimated. We are very happy to be introducing this stronger strain of white walnuts for your home garden and woodland areas.White Walnut tree identification (or butternut walnut tree identification, if you prefer) is easy. The bark is smooth and pale white or grey in color. The nuts – which do indeed earn their nickname with a rich buttery walnut flavor – aren’t round like black walnuts. They are more barrel-shaped. The nuts grow in green husks that are easy to peel off.Store the clean, dry nuts in a cool dark place with good air circulation and they last so long that you can feast on them for years! Of course, you’re going to have to make sure that your hiding place is squirrel-proof because the little furry critters have been known to go to great lengths to get these prize nuts for themselves.It takes a couple of years before you can harvest this buttery goodness from your own trees, so don’t wait to order yours from us today!* Sun lover * LOADS of nuts every year * 40’ tall and wide * Unmatched summer shade tree.
The Carpathian Black Walnut tree, Juglans nigra, ‘Carpathian’, can be planted as a nut bearing landscape tree. Common names for the Carpathian Black Walnut tree are Persian Walnut, English Walnut, Carpathia Walnut and Madeira Nut.This deciduous tree bears nuts that are thin-shelled and easy to open. The tree’s crown is rounded, spreading and open. The best growth and nut production comes when it is placed in deep, dry, light loamy soils; avoid wet or poor subsoil.This selection comes from parent trees in central Michigan where trees crop abundantly although winter temperatures plunge to -34′ F. It is an excellent shade tree that bears excellent thin shell English Walnuts; nuts are thin-shelled, easy to open.This walnut tree will begin to produce nuts in 5 to 7 years if planted on a good site and is cared for; nuts ripen in October. Carpathia Black Walnut trees are self-pollinating but they will normally do better with another neighboring Black Walnut.Carpathia Black Walnut can be planted as a nut-bearing, beautiful shade tree for the landscape!* Excellent shade tree* Thin shelled walnuts* Rounded, spreading habit .