[NAFEX] walnut pollination
markl at nytec.com
Tue Nov 23 13:38:50 EST 2004
Do you know if the Cecil Farris walnuts you mentioned would do well in
the Pacific Northwest?
-Mark Lee, Seattle
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[mailto:nafex-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org] On Behalf Of Lon Rombough
Sent: Monday, November 22, 2004 9:35 AM
To: North American Fruit Explorers
Subject: Re: [NAFEX] walnut pollination
When you say Japanese walnut, do you mean heartnut? They cross with
English walnut, so you shouldn't need a pollinator on that account. As
to needing one otherwise, it varies. Some English walnuts shed pollen at
a different time from when the female flowers are receptive, so you need
a second tree that sheds pollen at the right time. Others shed at the
same time as the female flowers, so they can self-pollinated. Nor do
they necessarily have to take a long time to bear. Cecil Farris in
Michigan bred selections that would start to bear the season after the
nut was planted. Other types might take up to ten years to come into
bearing. Just depends on the genetics of the particular tree.
Grapes, writing, consulting, my book, The Grape Grower, at
http://www.bunchgrapes.com Winner of the Garden Writers Association
"Best Talent in Writing" award for 2003.
On Nov 22, 2004, at 9:28 AM, Mark_Bugaieski at rlicorp.com wrote:
I've got a "nut" question that I'm guessing a fruit expert can
Having limited acreage, I tend to stick with native species (black
butternut), but am interested in planting Japanese and English walnut.
question is will I need to plant two of each of these, or are they
self-fertile and/or will pollinate with the native trees I've planted?
addition, I've planted some seedlings of these (Japanese and English),
have now come across grafted varieties. I'm guessing if I want to see
in my lifetime, I should pull the seedlings and replace with grafted?
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