Franquette English Walnut Tree
High Quality Franquette English Walnut Tree
- Breaks Dormancy Later to Protect Against Late Spring Frosts
- Most Popular Commercial Variety Grown
- Works Well in Home Landscapes
- Highly Productive
- Large Size, Thin-Shelled Nuts
- Self-Pollinating, But You'll Get Larger Crop With Second Variety
- Large Shade Tree
- Attractive and Easy to Grow
- Shows Resistance to Blight
Add edible nut trees to your property as a wonderful investment. You'll gain protein-rich, nutrient dense edible nuts and a lumber resource.
One of the best options is the excellent French variety, Franquette English Walnut (Juglans regia 'Franquette'). This tree comes out of winter dormancy later in the spring, which protects your crop from late spring frost damage.
It is widely grown for that reason in areas that are susceptible to spring frosts.
Franquette is one of the most widely planted English Walnuts for commercial production. It produces delicious, sealed, thin-shelled nuts that are easy to harvest and process.
This special Walnut variety works well in home landscapes, as well. Consider it for "double duty" as both an edible crop and a lovely, large shade tree.
Although they can be self fertile, to ensure a good crop, plant with another variety like Manregion. Excellent quality nuts are produced in clusters of 2 or 3 on the branch tips. They ripen later in October.
Magnificent English Walnut trees add a grand feature to your landscape, with their symmetrical, oval canopies and a broad branch structure. Wide, attractive leaves with prominent midrib bring a distinctive look to the landscape.
Order the very desirable Franquette English Walnut from the expert growers at Nature Hills today!
How to Use Franquette English Walnut in the Landscape
Increase your food security and make your sunshine work hard to support your family. It's easy enough to add Franquette English Walnut as an investment tree.
Although it will partially self-pollinate, you'll enjoy the best crops with another variety nearby. Plant a small group of 2 or 3 plants in open, sunny, well-drained areas. Try a loose, isosceles triangle for a natural grove, varying the planting distance from 20 to 30 feet.
#ProPlantTips with Care
These easy-care trees are rugged and won't require much care. Plant your trees in full sun for best results. They need at least 6 hours of direct sunlight a day.
The planting site needs well-drained soil.Plant on a hill, or create a raised bed to improve soil drainage. Mound additional soil up to 18 inches high by 3 feet wide. Plant directly in that mound.
For the first season, pay careful attention to watering. Provide a moderate amount of water on a regular basis. After the tree is established in your soil, it requires less supplemental watering.
Apply a thick layer of mulch around the trunk, but don't let it touch the bark. Keep the root system cool and slowly improve the quality of your soil with mulch.
Our growers do a terrific job with these special trees. Order Franquette English Walnut today!
Buying Options for Plants
Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.
Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!
Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.
- Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
- Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.
Nature Hills Container Size by Volume
|Young Plants to 18 Months|
|2"x2"x3"||Ranges from||.18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume|
|4.5" Container||Equal to||.65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume|
|Sprinter Pot||Equal to||.63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume|
|4" Container||Ranges from||.31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume|
|6" Container||Equal to||1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume|
|1 Quart||Equal to||1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume|
|5.5" Container||Equal to||1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x5"||Ranges from||.8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x6"||Ranges from||1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x9"||Ranges from||1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x10"||Ranges from||1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old|
|2 Quart||Equal to||2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume|
|#1 Container||Ranges from||2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume|
|5"x5"x12"||Equal to||3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 2 - 4 Years Old|
|#2 Container||Ranges from||1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume|
|#3 Container||Ranges from||2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 3 - 5 Years Old|
|#5 Container||Ranges from||2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume|
|#7 Container||Ranges from||5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume|
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|Botanical Name||Juglans regia 'Franquette'|
|Mature Height||35 - 40 feet|
|Mature Spread||30 - 35 feet|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun|
|Soil Type||Well Drained|