Prairie Black Walnut Seedling
These black walnuts are selected from trees thriving in a Manitoba Zone 3 prairie climate. The trees are descendants from those brought up from North Dakota and some of the offspring have even survived in zone 2.
The trees have a form suited for nut production and although the nuts are small they do have a flavour similar to other black walnuts: sweet, earthy and slightly bitter from the tannins
A little known additional walnut product, besides the nuts, is syrup. It’s extracted and boiled down just like maple syrup and has a sweet, nutty flavour. Enjoy!
Hardiness Zone: 3-6
Pollinator: Self-fertile but improved yields with multiple specimens
Mature Size: 50’
Soil: 5.5-7.5 pH
Sun: Full sun
Latin: Juglans nigra