The new Forde walnut is precocious with a mid-season harvest date. Forde leafs out about 5 days before Chandler and is 100% laterally fruitful. Forde produces immense nuts that are oval to round, medium-textured with a good seal and a strong yet easily removed shell. The remarkably large (9 gram), plump kernels are light and make up about 54% of the total weight. Forde is intermediate in vigor between Sexton and Gillet and shows low susceptibility to walnut blight.
- Fruit Trees
- Nut Trees
- Brief Views
Precocious, 100% laterally fruitful. Very large nut, light kernels. Low susceptibility to walnut blight.
- Estimated Chilling Requirement
700 hours below 45°F
Partly self-fruitful. Pollenizers are Payne, Vina, Serr, Sexton, Howard and Tulare.
- Harvest Season within fruit type
- Harvest Dates
September 20 to October 5
- U.S. Plant Patent No. 16495.