Missing Walnuts - Knowledgebase Question

Methuen, MA
Question by gtorla
April 20, 1999
Approximately seven years ago I planted a walnut tree (variety unknown). At the time it was two feet tall. It is now 12-14 ft. tall and still no nuts. Am I doing something wrong or is this normal?


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Answer from NGA
April 20, 1999

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Seedling trees generally take 6 or more years to reach bearing age, so your tree is probably just now reaching maturity, given that most trees take about a year to become established after being transplanted. Watch your tree this spring for signs of bloom. Black walnut trees need another Black walnut for pollination, but English walnuts are self-fertile. If your tree is blooming but not producing nuts, it may need another walnut tree for pollination.

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