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Carpathian English Walnut

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Hardy, even in temperatures as low as -30ºF. This lovely, seed-grown tree produces crops of crunchy English-type walnuts. Introduced in the 1930s from Poland. Heat-tolerant. Ripens in October. Seedling. For proper pollination, plant two seedlings or include a grafted English walnut variety. (Juglans regia)


Bloom Color Green, Yellow
Distance To Pollinator 75 - 250'
Fruit Color Brown
Fruit Size Medium - Large
Ripens/Harvest October
Shade/Sun Full Sun
Soil Composition Loamy
Soil Moisture Well Drained
Soil pH Level 6.0 - 8.0
Taste Full Flavored
Texture Crunchy
Years to Bear 4 - 7
Zone Range 5 - 9

Zone Compatibility

This Variety's Zone Range 5 - 9
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The USDA hardiness zones offer a guide to varieties that will grow well in certain climates. Each zone corresponds to the minimum winter temperatures experienced in a given area. Make sure that your hardiness zone lies within the zone compatability range of this variety before ordering.


This variety requires another one for adequate pollination.

Cross-pollination by a different variety is key to its growing and bearing success. Plant a pollinator within 75 - 250' for best pollination.

Tools & Supplies

Having the proper tools and supplies when growing your own can make the difference between a good harvest and a great harvest! Here's a list that our experts recommend for this variety.


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Why did you choose this?
Stark Bro's Store
chosen because of the -30 degree trait.
Orville G on Feb 28, 2016
chosen because of the -30 degree trait.
Orville G on Feb 28, 2016
Planted 2 Carpathian Walnuts 14 years ago. Have never had a walnut off of either. They are now approx. 20 feet tall. Growth from day-one has been slow but steady. What can I do to improve growth and to get fruit?
Chris W on May 24, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I'm not sure if the issue is that your trees aren't blooming to set a nut crop or if it's that squirrels are getting the nuts before you do. However, if the case is that your trees are not growing well or setting a nut crop, especially after this much time has passed, then it may be an issue with the soil where they are planted. I would recommend taking a sample of the soil around those trees and having it tested for any nutrient deficiencies so that you can respond with an appropriate fertilizer treatment. Also, if the soil is very dense, like rocky or heavy clayey soils can be, then it may slow a tree's growth and production.
I am interested in purchasing some Carpathian walnut trees. What is the difference in them and English walnuts ? Also, how do you know when the nuts are ripe and how are they shelled ?
Robert on Apr 19, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I am not positive about the difference between English and Carpathian, but it seems like Carpathian are a hartier version of English. The nuts fall from the tree in there hull when ripe and can be collected (you can shake the limbs to expedite the process), you then peel the hull off (which is easy when there green, not so easy after they dry) then they can be cracked just like any other nut. Hope this helps.
what is a good pollinator for Carpathian walnut trees?
ronnie on Feb 22, 2018
BEST ANSWER: You can simply plant two of these or another English grafted variety.
My carpathin walnut at least 10years only had 8 walnuts and each had worms in nut. What should I do?
April P on May 17, 2016
BEST ANSWER: It's most likely walnut husk fly. You can suppress the presence of this pest with a product like "Bonide?? Captain Jack's??? Deadbug Brew Garden Dust" ??? or reach out to your local county cooperative extension for further advice specific to your area.
Do carpathian walnuts kill surrounding trees and
Shrubs like black walnuts?
Robert T on Sep 14, 2019
BEST ANSWER: They do not.

Customer Reviews

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Carpathian English Walnut
Growing great and need little attention. Would recommend others to try.
May 23, 2016
over 4 years ago
Carpathian English Walnut in Wisconsin
I planted my Walnut trees in April of 2016. They were very small, about 10 inches
and about a pencil in thickness. The first season on grew to about 27 inches and
the other to about 18 inches. The difference in size I believe is due to the amount
of sun exposure, one receives about twice as much as the other.

The second season they both have really taken off. As of August 2017 the
tree is now 6 feet, and very bushy, while the shorter is about 3 feet and also
very bushy. On growth alone, I would highly recommend this tree for this
climate (zone 5). I am waiting to see if they produce nuts, Hopefully, they
August 4, 2017
over 3 years ago
Would not buy again
I ordered these, and they were a long time getting to me. When they came, they looked dead , but I planted them the way they were suppoesed to be planted, kept them watered, etc. and never saw a green leaf. They were dead when they got to me. I was really disappointed.
May 21, 2017
over 3 years ago
Came to us in good condition last year...survived a mild winter and new leaves are now coming out...we bought two and they are both thriving....won't be nut-bearing for years, so can't say anything about that
May 12, 2016
over 4 years ago
Hardy Carpathian English Walnut Tree
The English walnut trees seem to be doing well. It is so hard to tell the first couple of years. They are now starting to grow and putting out new branches. They are about 3 1/2 ft. tall now after two years. Hope they continue to do good. We would love to eat some in a few years.
March 8, 2017
over 4 years ago
The tree is doing well here in West Virginia. Received it in good condition. It is as advertised.
May 15, 2017
over 3 years ago
Good experience
Ordered 4 english walnuts and two almond trees. The english walnuts are doing well a year later, one of the almonds still lives and doing well but one died two months after planting. Oberall good experience will use again.
May 20, 2017
over 3 years ago
Well 3 are still alive, one I've had for 9 years doing very well, no flowers or nuts yet. Lost a few along the line but seem to hold up fairly well in the northeast.
August 4, 2016
over 5 years ago
Tiny trees. Grew a little last year. Hopefully they will grow more this year
May 8, 2017
over 3 years ago
Pretty good walnut
I really like the Carpathian English Walnut's that I got. They came with a decent amount of growth and have been putting on about 18" of growth so far and seem very healthy, can't wait to get nuts from them.
May 11, 2016
over 4 years ago