Howard is a laterally fruitful, mid-season walnut with heavy bearing potential. A smaller sibling of Chandler, Howard was released by the University of California in 1979. The semi-upright tree is not as large or vigorous as Chandler and should be pruned to encourage growth. Due to its smaller growth habit, Howard is a good candidate for high-density plantings. Like other late-leafing varieties, Howard has reduced blight and codling moth susceptibility. The nut is large, round, smooth and well-sealed with a very high percentage of light kernels (96%).
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Late-leafing, consistent heavy production. Large, round, well-sealed nut with light kernels. Smaller tree than Chandler.
- Estimated Chilling Requirement
700-1000 hours below 45°F
Partly self-fruitful, pollenized by Cisco and Franquette.
- Harvest Season within fruit type
- Harvest Dates
September 15 to September 30
- U.S. Plant Patent No. 4405. (Expired)