Black walnuts have twice the protein of English walnuts. Their nuts are difficult to crack but have a strong and unusual flavor. We sell a nutcracker that can assist you with their tough shell. The wood of the black walnut is highly valued for carving and carpentry. Zone 4-8. Technically they are self-fertile but they will set a larger crop if you plant 2 seedlings, 2 different grafted varieties or a seedling and a grafted tree. NO WALNUT TREES CAN BE SHIPPED TO MO, KS, IN, MI, IA, NE, MN
Plant availability by Season
Winter / Spring
Especially flavorful variety with medium sized nuts that have very good cracking quality. Sparrow Black Walnut trees are quick to bear, early ripening, dependable producer, hardy to -30° F. Illinois origin.
Highly valued wood with richly flavored, thick shelled, high protein nuts. Surprise Black Walnut reveals a pleasant surprise when the shell is cracked open to reveal a plump nutmeat inside. Pennsylvania origin. Zone 4-8.