Nuts

Nut Trees 2016-2017

Please see our wholesaler’s catalogue for a fuller list of walnut and hazelnut varieties available:

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ALMONDS  £26.00, on St.Julien A rootstock.

Early flowering, shelter from cold winds.

INGRID – reliable variety with some leaf curl resistance. Ripens September.

ROBIJN – good flavour and leaf-curl resistance. Ripens September.

 

CHESTNUTS These are all Marron types giving 1 large useful nut per cluster rather than a mass of small ones.

REGRET NO CHESTNUTS  AVAILABLE 2016-2017

MARAVAL -mid-season variety giving shiny mahogany nuts. More compact than average, partially self-fertile, upright tree.

MARIGOULE – early season large nuts, good self-fertility, the best choice if only 1 tree is grown.

MARLHAC – early-mid variety, large mahogany nuts that store well, vigorous tree.

MARSOL– Early-mid, best variety for wet areas with better resistance, nuts store well.

 

 

HAZEL  mostly £15.00 bare rooted, some varieties available pot grown @ £28.00

 

BUTLER  USA. Large nut, good texture, strong flavour, moderately vigorous bush.
COSFORD Med-large nut, very thin shell, very good flavour, good pollinator. Mid-season; Leafs up late, moderate growth.
ENNIS Germany. Med/large nut, good flavour, heavy and reliable cropper.
GUNSELBERT Med-large nut, good flavour; high reliable yield; mod vigour, shallow roots; abundant long catkins. Mid-late.
GUSTAV  ZELLER Vigorous early, large nuts, good yield, 2 or 3 times the crop of Kentish. Sold out
GEANT DE HALLE = HALLS GIANT Very large nut & good flavour; needs good drainage& a warm site. Mid-late.  Sold out
KENTISH COB

 

LANG TIDLIG ZELLER

Large well-flavoured nuts. The traditional UK commercial variety. Pollinators: Nottingham or Cosford.

Heavy crop of large nuts, similar to Gustav Zeller. Pollinated by Gustav or Gunselbert.

LOUIS BERGER Mid season; large, long tapering nut; good flavour. Popular on the continent. Sold out
NOTTINGHAM COB Med size nut, thick shell; good flavour & regular good yield; excellent pollinator.
PURPLE LEAVED Purple foliage, good ornamental; moderate yield of high quality nuts. Sold out
RED SKINNED FILBERT Ancient variety with red skin on the kernels. Good flavour, late catkins, slender shoots.
TONDA DI GIFFONI Italian, med-high yield, large round nut, good flavour, very resistant to Bud Mite. Mid-late. Pot grown.
WEBB’S PRIZE COB  Large long nuts, similar to Kentish Cob but larger clusters; good in north. Mid.
WHITE FILBERT Medium sized, long. thin-shelled nut, pale skin on kernel. Excellent flavour, compact bush, suits north. Mid.

WALNUTS £44.00, 7 litre pots.

AXEL                     Dutch variety with huge nuts, mild flavour, and which do not keep for long.

BROADVIEW       Compact tree, good yields of large, quality nuts late in season. Self-fertile & precocious. Recommended for UK conditions. Canada.

BUCCANEER       Healthy robust tree, abundant round nuts, particularly good for pickling. Self-fertile.

EXCELSIOR OF TAYNTON    Old Gloucestershire variety with good quality nuts with a high oil content. sold out.

JUPITER               Late leafing for frost avoidance, regular and slightly precocious cropper, ripens late September, healthy.

SATURN             Oval, thin shelled, sweet nut. Crops well, regularly, and is slightly precocious. Partially self-fertile. Czech 1971.

RED DANUBE      Unusual red skinned kernels, small round nuts with good flavour, low vigour tree. German/Austrian.

SYCHROV            ‘stunning’ pink/red kernels, excellent flavour and oil producer. Czech.

 

BLADDERNUTStaphylea pinnata – @£10.00

Tall shrubs to 2 – 3 metres, liking a moist soil. Produce leafy green bladders which hold a few hard-coated nuts with soft tasty kernels, about 1 cm across. Harvest when bladders shrivel. Dense fibrous roots make it useful for erosion control.

 

NUT PINES – Cropping may begin at 8-10 years, and cones may take 2 years to ripen. @ £8.00

STONE PINE – Pinus pinea – typically making an umbrella-shaped tree, the traditional Mediterranean source of pine nuts.

AROLLA PINE or SWISS STONE PINE – grows well cooler areas.