Moberg Grafted Hardy English Walnut (Juglans regia) Cultivar- Bare root - Spring Ship
Moberg - Our regionally adapted English walnut cultivar worthy of your yard or orchard.
You too can grow healthy tasty "English" walnuts. We commonly called them "English" walnuts and they are sometimes call "Persian" walnuts (Juglans regia). Nurseries have been selling them for all most 80 years regionally.
In our search for regionally adapted English walnut trees we started out 25 years ago by planting over 600 trees. After 25 years we have only six trees left from the original plantings and one we feel is worth propagating. In parallel have been on the hunt for regionally adapted selections. We believe we have found another tree worthy of propagating.
The trees are 16 inches to over 5 feet. We will prune if needed for shipping. We graft to either Black walnut or heartnut hybrids to give greater cold hardiness and disease resistance. If you prefer one root stock over the other please let us know via email. WE grafted these in the winter of 2022 and grew them out in 2023 to give a you a strong graft.
The mother tree we call Moberg, is all alone in a yard on a hilly location. The mother tree is self-pollinating as no other type of walnut can be found within 1000 feet of it. It produces every year and fills over a 55 gallon barrels worth of nuts. It has over 50% kernel with a slightly sweet, and less bitter (a.k.a. tannin) then you often find in your grocery store. It is in a very windy USDA zone 5b location similar to our zone 5a/b nursery. English walnuts need a soil pH of 6.5 to 7.5 and prefer deep gravel loam. Grows upwards of 60 feet tall when mature and makes a very good shade tree. An orchard full of the mother trees could make a very good commercial orchard and is why we are bringing it to you. We know it is good in USDA zone 5b and if you are willing, please try in 5a or 4b!
These grafts we started in 2022 late winter and grew them in 2023 to provide strong grafts for you in spring 2024. We graft to either Black walnut or heartnut hybrids to give greater cold hardiness and disease resistance. If you prefer one root stock over the other please let us know via email.
We ship mid-April to early June dormant and bare root.
We cannot ship to Canada, Westcoast states AZ or KS, due to the quarantine for Walnut twig beetle and The Thousand Cankers disease the beetle brings. We do not have the Walnut Twig Beetle in our area.