Andean Walnut

Juglans neotropica

Andean Walnuts

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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.Andean Walnut is also highly prized as a cabinet timber, because of its remarkably consistent and bold cocoa color. The wood is related to the American black walnut that you might be used to seeing, but this variety grows in South America. The wood is slightly softer, much more straight grained, and much more consistent in color.
Other Names: Tropical Walnut, Peruvian Walnut

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Specifications of Andean Walnut

Preferred Climate Subtropical, Warm TemperateLearn About Climate Zones

Grown From SeedlingLearn About Propagation Methods

Max Height (when in the ground with good conditions) +10m

Plants required to Pollinate 2 compatible plants (Pollination Required)Learn about Pollination

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 Reviews & Tips

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Janelle Schafer
8y ago

Tuntable Creek, NSW, Australia, Australia

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

Tabs
★★★ 11y ago

PEAKHURST, NSW

Juglans neotropica.  Bought from Diggers. 

Darrin
12y ago

Tallebudgera Valley, 4228

Andean Walnut

Mine took a year to put its roots down but has just started to take off

Reville
13y ago

Tabulam, NSW, Australia

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.

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