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ANDEAN WALNUT

Botanical Name: Juglans neotropica
Description

This fast growing evergreen walnut species is from the relative calm and frost free sub tropical Andes. The advantage of the Andean walnut is that it is a walnut that may fruit in parts or all of the subtropics where no other walnut will fruit; it fruits well; it is self fertile; it comes into bearing from seed within about five or six years; and it has large nuts that are moderately well filled. The biggest disadvantage is that the nut does not fall free of the husk and 'clings' to the nut. This means the almost tennis ball sized 'fruit' (fleshy husk plus the 'nut' in the middle) have to be collected and piled up for the husk to rot off. The olivey green to brown fruits turn dark brown as the husk breaks down, and the fleshy part becomes black and soft and spongy. Once cleaned, the round golf-ball sized nuts can be dried. Their shell is very thick heavy, and they are not easy to open. Once open, the kernel is also difficult to remove from the shell. The kernel itself is blandly pleasant.

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Preferred Climate

Subtropical, Warm Temperate
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Max Height (when in the ground with good conditions)

+10m

Plants required to Pollinate

2 compatible plants (Pollination Required)
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Can it Handle Frosts?

Yes

Amount of leaves in Winter?

All Leaves (Evergreen)

Water Requirements

Moderate Watering

Is it a Dwarf Fruit Tree?

No (Full Size)

Time to Fruit/Flower/Harvest

5+ Years

Sun or Shade

Full (Sun:80%-100%)

Preferred Soil Type

Good Drainage

Soil pH

Neutral (6.6-7.3pH)

Fruiting/Harvest Months

June, July, August, September, October

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Andean Walnut

-4C is definitely the limit. to -3 you lose tips, at -4 you lose limbs. they reshoot each year but get ugly and diseased. | Reville - Tabulam, NSW 18-Nov-2007

Andean Walnut

Mine took a year to put its roots down but has just started to take off | Darrin - Tallebudgera Valley, 4228 07-Nov-2008

Andean Walnut

Mine survived the early heavy frosts (possibly to -8) is now mature and set first fruits- maybe 15 years after planting- they don't like having privet under them and improved once I weeded this out | Janelle Schafer - Tuntable Creek, NSW 21-Oct-2012
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Not frost hardy but doesnt die. Very vigorous. try planting on uplands


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