Franquette English Walnut
The most widely planted English Walnut in our region, Franquette English Walnut is valued for its large, flavorful nuts and its late-blooming, which allows it to escape damaging, late spring frosts. While somewhat self-fertile, it will produce larger crops when planted with Chambers or Manregion for pollination.
Latin Name: Juglans regia
Site and Soil: Walnuts like 1/2 day to full sun and well-drained soil.
Pollination Requirements: English Walnuts are partially self-fertile. Plant two varieties for heavier crops.
Hardiness: Franquette is hardy to 0ºF.
Bearing Age: 3-4 years after planting
Size at Maturity: 35-40 ft. in height
Bloom Time: Late April
Ripening Time: October
Yield: 100+ lbs.
Pests & Diseases: Walnut Husk Fly can be a problem with English Walnut. Treat with non-toxic Kaolin dust.
USDA Zone: 7
Sunset Western Zone: 4-9,14-23
Sunset Northeast Zone: 32