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Lara® walnut trees

Juglans regia
An early-ripening French Walnut variety producing large nuts.

Lara walnut trees for sale


All pot-grown trees are suitable for planting out in the garden, some are suitable for growing in containers.

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Delivery for a single tree starts at £9.95. It is calculated when you add trees to your basket, based on your postcode.

Lara is a compact French walnut variety, ripening a bit earlier in the walnut season, making it a good choice for growing in the UK.

The walnuts are relatively large, with a thin shell. They can be harvested green in late July (before the shell has formed) and for most parts of the UK this is the best way to use the nuts. In drier / warmer areas it may be possible to allow the nuts to ripen fully for harvesting in the autumn.


How to grow

Lara is self-sterile and needs to be pollinated by another different Walnut variety such as Franquette.

Lara produces a large and impressive tree, reaching a height of up to 9m / 30ft after 20 years or so on good soil - the mature size of walnut trees is quite dependent on the soil and climate. Nut production should start after about 4 years.

We use the Juglans regia rootstock for this variety, to give a consistent size and form.

It is quite usual for some dieback to occur in the year after planting, as it takes a while for the tree to establish.

Advice on fruit tree pollination.

Lara characteristics


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