5ft 'Franquette' Walnut Tree | Walnut Seedling Rootstock |Bare Root
A traditional French variety, late leafing, good productivity, excellent nut quality, terminal bearer (1- 2 nuts per terminal), requires little pruning, yields only fair compared to modern lateral bearing varieties such as Fernor and Lara. Partly self- fertile, bearing fruit at 3-5years. Late fruiting season, nut size mid to large and well sealed. Resistance to blight and codling moth.
- Arrives as: Bare root tree
- Approx. Height on Arrival: 130-150cm
- Approx. Age on Arrival:Tree is approx. 3 years old with a 1 year old rootstock
- Approx. Growth Height: 15mtrs
- Rootstock: Semi-dwarfing
- Rate of Growth: Fast
- Harvesting Period: November
- Flower Colour: Catkins
- Foliage Colour: Green
- Flowering Period: April
- Tolerance: Full sunt
- Uses: Dessert/Culinary
- Hardiness: Fully hardy
- Self-fertilising: Self sterile - their flowers must be pollinated to make fruit.
- Scented: Barely
- Wildlife friendly - attracts bees and other pollinating insects
Q:Does Height Really Matter?
A: Not As Much As You Might Think...
One stand out specification that customers often use to judge the value of a tree is the height. So should height directly correlate with the price of a tree? No, not necessarily.
To an extent the height of a tree can give you a good indication of its maturity but you must not forget: To grow a productive, well shaped, healthy tree you must prune it back regularly, especially when young.
Our trees often grow up to 2m in the fields before we prune them back and package them ready to send out. This pruning encourages the tree to grow more, stronger branches and ensures there is a good balance between the root size and top growth. This ensures that your tree puts energy into establishing a healthy root base instead of supporting top growth, providing a better foundation for your tree in the future.
So, in summary: Don’t let the extra 10/20cm you may find elsewhere sway you. You are likely to be paying extra for the delivery costs and, if you want a healthy tree in the long run, you’re going to have to chop it off anyway!
We have developed an eco friendly polypot that is currently in use across our 9 litre range. This polypot has less than 20% of the plastic used by a regular pot, and is importantly recyclable. Polypots also prevent root spiraling, encouraging a healthier root system.
All trees arrive in an extra thick cardboard box with a clamp to hold their pot in place. This prevents them from moving around on their journey.
Nursery staff will wrap the roots of our bare root trees and use compost to keep them moist during transportation. This extra protection prevents them from drying out, allowing for a flying start. We also use the same specialised box that our potted trees have to keep them nice and secure as they make their way to your home.
|Harvesting Period||Mid Season Fruit Trees|
|Harvest Month||September, October, November|
|Needs Ericaceous Compost?||No|
|Species||Fruit Trees, Nut Trees|
|Time To Cropping||2 Years|
|Annual Rate Of Growth||Fast Growing|
|Supplied As||Bare Root|
|Supplied As||Bare Root|