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    Pomona have a Walnut for sale called Broadview, described as compact, heavy cropping and the best variety to grow in the Uk

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hereford fruit grower View Post
    Belated reply as I've only just joined this forum...

    I bought the variety Rita which is said to grow only 8 m high, i.e. dwarf for a walnut, LOL.

    I acquired I think Fernette from Martin Crawford, anyway it's a cross-pollinator for Rita because walnuts need cross-pollination to crop properly (although Rita is starting to crop without any help).

    I still have F. in a pot while I re-plan the garden slightly. I assume it'll be 12 m at maturity unless it's restricted, OTOH it's clearly a v.good variety.

    I've never heard of a walnut more dwarfing than 8 m. I tried seeds from Garfield Shulz/USA who claims to have developed dwarf trees but they all developed walnut blight with me. I suppose it's less of a problem in semi-desert/Idaho, hence he didn't select for it. I know someone else who had the same experience with Shulz walnuts and regarded them as a waste of space.

    If I wanted a tree <<12 m, I think I'd plant it in a root restriction bag. The bulk sand bags used by builders' merchants might do the trick and they're available free after use because they're non-returnable.
    Hereford fruit grower, may I ask how your Rita is getting along as considering one myself
    From whats Ive read its meant to hardy so tolerate heavier soil and good disease resistance for wetter climate. Also as I only have allocated room for one its meant to be partially self fertile and a lot smaller than average walnut yet good yields as lateral bearer.
    Only comment have seen a slight neagative on is the taste/quality ?

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    Hi I have a large walnut tree which has a big crop most years but I am lucky if I get a handful as squirrels take them every year despite my best efforts to deter them, the same is true of my hazel nuts. Before you lay out on a tree make sure squirrels are not going to Rob you!
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    Quote Originally Posted by penny View Post
    Hi I have a large walnut tree which has a big crop most years but I am lucky if I get a handful as squirrels take them every year despite my best efforts to deter them, the same is true of my hazel nuts. Before you lay out on a tree make sure squirrels are not going to Rob you!
    Thank you for the advice Penny but we have no squirrels on the Island

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    I have several squirrel planted walnuts. I.e. not grafted. I try to keep them 3m tall by pruning so that I can get to the nuts as soon as the green shells start to crack, which is when the squirrels start taking them. The first one started producing after 6 years. Last year I had about 500 walnuts, and this year about 50. I'm not sure whether that's because they're biannual or because it was so dry this year.

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    Squirrels get mine every year ( sometimes I'm lucky and can pick a few tubs ) but there wasn't much of a crop on mine either this year so I'm going to say I think it was due to the lack of rain.
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    Thank you for the replies, good to hear they tolerate pruning to keep in check. Decided to go lateral bearing for yield, a good disease resistance and late leafing as lowers walnut blight pressure / late frost risk. That thinned the options and then what was availaible has left we with a Fertignac and a Fernor on order. Guess in 6 years will have some idea if that was right choice
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