In 1979, the University of California introduced Chandler as a heavy-bearing, mid late-season walnut with lateral bud fruitfulness of 85-90%. Chandler nuts are large and smooth with well-sealed shells and a pearly kernel color (expect a 90% or better light color grade). Chandler is late to leaf and bloom which reduces susceptibility to frost, walnut blight and codling moth compared to earlier varieties. The tree is moderately vigorous and semi-upright, so it is well-suited to high-density plantings.
- Fruit Trees
- Nut Trees
- Brief Views
The leading walnut variety. Late-leafing and blooming. Large, well-sealed nuts with light-colored kernels. Heavy producer.
- Estimated Chilling Requirement
700-1000 hours below 45°F
Partly self-fruitful. Franquette or Cisco recommended as a pollenizer.
- Harvest Season within fruit type
- Harvest Dates
September 25 to October 10
- U.S. Plant Patent No. 4388. (Expired)