Botanical name: Juglans regia
Crown and root system: This deciduous shade tree has a large and impressive crown with an aggressive root system.
Growing regions: Can be grown in most parts of the country, but requires numerous cold snaps in order to bear fruit – recommended that it be grown at an elevation of at least 400 meters above sea level.
Ripening date: During the fall.
Planting in a container: Not possible as the tree is too big.
Recommended planting season: May be planted all year round.
Good to know:
In ancient Greece the walnut was known as “karyon,” which roughly translates as “head” because its appearance is reminiscent of the human brain, with the shell serving as the protective skull.