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Stark® Northern Prize Walnut

Item #3699, (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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A cold-hardy English walnut tree! Withstands temperatures as low as -32º F and produces an abundance of tasty nuts 5 to 6 years after planting. Grows 20 to 30 feet tall. Grafted. Ripens in late September. Best pollinators: Stark® Champion™ or Lake English. This product may be covered by one or more of the following patents. U.S.P.P. #12898. Domoto cultivar. (Juglans regia)


Bloom Color Green, Yellow
Distance To Pollinator 75 - 250'
Fruit Color Brown
Fruit Size Medium - Large
Pollination Self-pollinating
Ripens/Harvest Late September
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 5 - 6
Zone Range 4 - 9

Zone Compatibility

This Variety's Zone Range 4 - 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 20 - 30' tall x 20 - 30' wide.

Recommended Spacing

We recommend spacing these trees 20 - 30' apart to ensure room for growth.

Recommended Pollinators

This variety is self pollinating.

In many cases, you may still want to plant pollinating partners to increase the size of your crops, but with self-pollinating varieties doing so is optional. You'll get fruit with only one plant!

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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1 Year Warranty

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Why did you choose this?
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Charles P on Jan 9, 2019
To go with my Lake English Walnut and Champion English Walnut that I planted last year.
MIKE W on Mar 26, 2016
Charles P on Jan 9, 2019
Wanted a smaller tree for zone 5a. Had heard and read about Domoto trees. This is listed as a Domoto cultivar - so we'll give it a try.
DARRELL A on Jan 8, 2017
To go with my Lake English Walnut and Champion English Walnut that I planted last year.
MIKE W on Mar 26, 2016
Wanted a smaller tree for zone 5a. Had heard and read about Domoto trees. This is listed as a Domoto cultivar - so we'll give it a try.
DARRELL A on Jan 8, 2017
What color do the leaves of Northern Prize walnut turn in autumn? I'm in far northern California on the coast with a little autumn chilling. Thanks.
Aurelia Field on Oct 28, 2017
BEST ANSWER: In New England, the leaves are turning gold.
Can this be pollinated by black walnuts?
LUANA M on Jan 20, 2019
BEST ANSWER: No, they are two different species.

Customer Reviews

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Great Tree
Still small, but vigorous. We look forward to nice shade and yummy walnuts in a few years.
May 20, 2016
over 3 years ago
Doing fine
Have had this in the ground and all is well. Plant arrived happy and healthy and is doing well through this Spring. The one (another variety of English Walnut) I put in last year is also doing well. Had to cage them as the deer will browse and horn them. Hopefully in a few years it will be bearing well. Just like my other trees from Stark.
May 6, 2017
over 2 years ago
Stark Northern Prize
Much snow surrounding this tree right now but it is still flexible and very much alive. It is well mulched but not otherwise wrapped or protected. this cold winter.l Want more of these as soon as available this spring.
February 20, 2016
over 3 years ago
Grew an amazing amount the first year!
We planted this tree a year ago and it had amazing growth the first year. It's starting to get leaves now and we're looking forward to more growth this year and in a few more years, walnuts!
May 16, 2017
over 2 years ago
Nice tree, but leaves cannot stand 30 degree weather.
The tree has been growing nicely but we had an early frost, 30 degrees. I had hoped that since this tree is supposed to be OK in growing zone 4 that the leaves would stand a light frost. Not so, the leaves did not survive the 30 degree weather. Oh well.
May 19, 2017
Zone 4b Grower
Planted 3 Stark Northerns in Spring 2016 here in zone 4B. All three made it through the winter, though one is definitely struggling. Our winter was actually warmer than usual, with a below average snow fall. We'll see how they do this year.

So far I would give them a B to a B+ for growth and hardiness. I'm worried a really bad winter might do them in.
May 23, 2017
over 3 years ago
Northern Prize Walnut
I received the Northern Prize Walnut as a potted tree. It was dormant and after planting it in April I wondered if it would start to show signs of life. By the first of May it was shooting new life and leaves were already popping out. I also received two varieties of pecan trees and they have done the same. The way they were packed for shipping was especially impressive and likely helped the quick development from dormancy.
May 6, 2018
over 2 years ago