Re: [pfaf] New on the list -> Japanese walnuts
- Well yes. Both Juglans ailanthifolia and J. mandshurica thrive here, also
J. cinerea, but these are not known to ripen seeds more north than city of Oulu
or Kajaani. I don't know any named varieties, since all of them seem to be seed
born. They don't yield every year, as it's with most of things around here, but
usually they do.
Over 50 year old ones are found in several older arboretums and their
seeds are propagated at local nurseries, not harvested at all or sold (in
case of Mustila arboretum, which is started around 1902 and was propably
source of walnuts for Tammisto arboretum also (another famous older arboretum
in Finland)) ... Even in the Linnanmäki-amusement park at Helsinki one can
get good harvest after the park is closed in autumn in some years, since those
are sometimes planted for decoration of public spaces.
... My oldest plants are on their second year, so cannot say about them if
they will ever yield, but I grow them more every year.
thanks for you are,
On Tue, Jun 06, 2006 at 01:03:38PM +0200, Geir Flatabø wrote:
> Do you get ripe Japanese Walnuts ??
> Any named varieties ??
> Geir Flatabø
> On 6/6/06, von-fi@... <von-fi@...> wrote:
> >Greetings Lionel (and others too)
> >I live in central-eastern Fennoscandia, on the finnish side of the
> >russian border. In the south is baltic shield, in the east karelia,
> >in the north beyond arctic circle are the heritage lands of saami people
> >and in the west is Scandinavia (including states of Sweden and Norway).