Also known as Persian walnut, English walnut, Carpathian walnut, Madeira walnut, and common walnut. Synonyms include Juglans duclouxiana, Juglans fallax, Juglans kamaonica, and Juglans orientis. Perennial in USDA zones 7-9.
|Habit/Size||up to 65 feet tall|
|Germination||Stratify (cold/moist) for 90-120 days. Sow seeds 1 to 1.5 in. deep.|
|Requirements||Tolerant of most soil types and pH levels. Requires full sun. Medium water needs.|
|Zones||USDA zones 4-8|
|Life Cycle||deciduous tree|
|Harvest||seeds can be eaten raw or processed into flour for deserts. A nice sweet flavor. Immature fruits can be pickled. A mild cooking oil with nice flavor can be made from the seeds. Sap can be tapped to make syrup or sweeteners. A tea can be made from the leaves.|
|Uses||edible (oil, sap, seeds)*, medicinal (antiinflammatory, astringent, cancer reasearch, depurative, detergent, diuretic, laxative, stimulant, vermifuge)*, utility (dye, herbicide, oil, paint, polish, repellent, tannin, wood)|
|Breed Status||Open Pollinated|
|Saving Seeds/Propagation||Juglans regia is self-fertile and pollinated by wind. It is monoecious (each flower is either male or female, but both exist on the same plant).|
|Seed Storage||Store seeds cold and dry (34-41 degrees F), but do not let seeds dry excessivly for best results.|
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