Broadview is the most popular Walnut variety grown in the UK, and is well-suited to the UK climate as well as being self-fertile.
Broadview trees are not as large as some walnuts, reaching a height of up to 6m / 20ft or so after 15-20 years, making this variety a good choice if you want a Walnut tree for your garden. It also has the benefit of being (in Walnut terms) relatively precocious - you should get some nuts after about 3-5 years.
Walnuts grown in the cool climate of the UK are not suitable for drying, and should be eaten fresh or preserved within a few weeks of harvesting.
All pot-grown trees are suitable for planting out in the garden, some are suitable for growing in containers.
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Like all Walnuts, plant in a sunny and sheltered spot. It is particularly important to avoid areas where spring frosts will form.
As well as being self-fertile, Broadview is a good pollinator for other Walnuts (some of which are not self-fertile).
Broadview is smaller than most Walnut trees, and likely to reach a height of about 4m-5m (14ft - 17ft) after 10-20 years.
The picking season in the southern UK is towards the end of October.
Advice on fruit tree pollination.
Broadview was developed in the 1930s by brothers David and Jack Gellatly, of Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada. They had experimented with nut growing for several years, and the original Broadview tree is thought to have been obtained from Odessa in southern Russia. It quickly became popular on account of its smaller tree size and relatively precocious nut-bearing. The Gellatly Nut Farm is now a protected regional park.