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Stark® Champion™ English Walnut

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Item #3657, (Grafted) EZ Start®. Ships 1' 6" - 3' tall with advanced root system in a 4x4x10" EZ Start® pot. Professionally pruned for FREE!
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Description

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Took first place at our 150-year fruit and nut show! This Carpathian-type variety (also called English walnut or Persian walnut) yields rich, flavorful nuts with easy-to-crack shells. Nuts fall free of husk when ripe in the fall. Bears in 6-7 years. Matures to be 30-40' tall. Heat-tolerant. Ripens in early October. Grafted. Best pollinator: Lake English. (Juglans regia)

Characteristics

Bloom Color Green, Yellow
Distance To Pollinator 75 - 250'
Fruit Color Brown
Fruit Size Medium - Large
Ripens/Harvest Early October
Shade/Sun Full Sun
Soil Composition Loamy
Soil Moisture Well Drained
Soil pH Level 6.0 - 7.0
Taste Flavorful
Texture Crunchy
Years to Bear 6 - 7
Zone Range 5 - 9

Zone Compatibility

This Variety's Zone Range 5 - 9
My Hardiness Zone ?
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.

Size & Spacing

Mature Size

When your tree matures, it will be approximately 30 - 40' tall x 30 - 40' wide.

Recommended Spacing

We recommend spacing these trees 30 - 40' apart to ensure room for growth.

Pollination

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.

Planting & Care

Learn all about how to grow walnut trees in The Growing Guide. An entire section of our website dedicated to your growing success.

Shipping Information

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Our Promise of Satisfaction

1 Year Warranty

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Questions & Answers

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Why did you choose this?
Stark Bro's Store
Because of your reviews and 1 yr warranty. Plus size of tree being sent
Jeannie on Apr 15, 2019
wanted a crop of walnuts and it has really jumped out and is a good 2nd year tree
GARY H on Oct 3, 2016
Because of your reviews and 1 yr warranty. Plus size of tree being sent
Jeannie on Apr 15, 2019
Should pollinate the other walnut I've ordered
Midwest on Mar 8, 2019
wanted a crop of walnuts and it has really jumped out and is a good 2nd year tree
GARY H on Oct 3, 2016
recommended by friend--tree is growing locally and thriving
Sandra O on Apr 18, 2016
Should pollinate the other walnut I've ordered
Midwest on Mar 8, 2019
recommended by friend--tree is growing locally and thriving
Sandra O on Apr 18, 2016
Is this tree deer resistant?
Burma S on Aug 20, 2016
BEST ANSWER: We have only had ours planted for almost a year. No problem with any animals yet.
Do they shed there skins or do they have to be removed?
Jeannie on Apr 15, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Yes and No.

Some husks open by themselves, some only partially. Generally though they are easy to open with a gloved hand. That is typical of Black Walnuts too, but they ave massively harder to shell.

I have a ton of Black Walnuts and they taste great, but am moving to plant the English to reduce the shelling time and trouble.
Do English walnuts inhibit plant growth under them, like black walnuts do?
Paul G on Feb 16, 2018
BEST ANSWER: All trees of the walnut family icluding hickories, pecan, black and English walnuts secrete similar compounds into soil by their root system. Additonally, some of these compounds are extracted from the walnut leaves in the fall and during the winter time, if there is no removal of the leaves done on a regular basis. All these compounds inhibt significantly the growth of grass and other weeds beneath and around walnut trees. I have no experience in comparison with black walnut trees myself, but in general all my older English walnut trees, 20 yrs plus, show this kind of inhibition of growth under and around them. Best regards, Christoph
How tall the tree?
Eduard P on Apr 23, 2019
BEST ANSWER: At shipping, it is 1' 6" - 3' tall. It will grow to be 30-40' tall and wide.
Is the tree bare root or boxed?
Jerry C on Apr 3, 2019
BEST ANSWER: This tree is potted in an EZ Start pot, which is 4x4x10. It is shipped in a box and is ready for transplanting when it arrives.
Is stark champion English walnut a self pollinator?
Justin S on Sep 1, 2018
BEST ANSWER: No, it is not. It requires a different English walnut variety, like Lake English, to pollinate and produce.
I have a single english walnut tree now about 8' high. I need another one for pollination. What is my best method of this? are there male and female trees?
Nate W on Mar 25, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Do you know the variety of the tree you already have? It's not really a matter of "male" and "female" trees; walnuts have male and female flowers on the same tree, but need another variety nearby to pollinate. Lake English is a great choice.

Customer Reviews

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Healthy and fast growing.
I have used Stark Brother's English Walnut and pecan trees for years. When I moved to Mt. Washington, KY three years ago - to our new home - I ordered three English Walnuts. The trees are thriving, one already about four feet tall. All are fully leaved and healthy. Back home, my Stark trees are all healthy and produce lots of pecans and walnuts, which we miss. However, in about three years might have a few English nuts from my young trees.
May 24, 2016
Purchased
over 4 years ago
Nice tree, good foliage
Fast grower. Puts out leaves real fast. It will be a while before it produces wallnuts.
May 15, 2017
Purchased
over 3 years ago
Stark Champion English Walnut
Lovely tree. Just planted today and hope it does well. It arrived in record time, very well packaged and love the free shipping.
May 13, 2016
Purchased
over 4 years ago
Healthy and Happy
Have had this in the ground and all is well. Plant arrived happy and healthy and is doing well through this Spring. Hopefully in a few years it will be bearing well.
May 6, 2017
Purchased
over 3 years ago
Great-tasting nut
The tree started out well and is growing vigorously. I don't expect nut trees to bear for a few years, but for some reason mine had a single nut the year I planted it. Maybe I was supposed to pinch it off to concentrate more energy into tree growth, but I couldn't bear to do that. Four of us shared the walnut at Thanksgiving (this is the first time in our lives that we have lived far enough south to grow walnuts - our first was truly a special occasion) and I was pleasantly surprised to find at the rich flavor. Better than I was used to from grocery store nuts.
May 11, 2019
Purchased
1 year ago
Still Waiting
My first died and Stark was great about replacing. Now I am waiting on my trees to get old to have nuts. Probably still a couple of years off. At least the trees look healthy.
August 6, 2019
Purchased
1 year ago
Too soon to tell
The plant looks fine and came through a mild Maine winter just fine. But it is too soon to tell how it will do for the longer haul because this is just year number 2. A neighbor nearby who recommended it is having very good luck and getting plenty of nuts from his 5-6 year old tree, so that is what I look forward to.
May 12, 2017
Purchased
over 3 years ago
Too soon to tell
Planted this one year ago along with another walnut. It made it through the winter while the other walnut died. It will be years before I really know anything. I guess the saying, " the best time to plant a tree is ten years ago", is true.
May 6, 2017
Purchased
over 3 years ago