fernor walnut tree


Fernor is a cold resistant, French walnut tree variety. It is productive and late leafing. It is a hybrid of Franquette x Lara. Fernor can be planted in cold areas and it can be planted on altitudes up to 1800 meters above sea level.

  • Yield: Fernor is a precocious variety, meaning it starts producing walnuts 3 or 4 years after you plant the tree. It can yield up to 8 tons of walnuts per hectare when it reaches maturity.
  • Nut and shell quality: Fernor produces nuts with thin shell. Its kernels are tasty and light-colored kernels. Thin shell and kernel color are important features in determining walnut selling price. Walnuts that have lighter kernel color sell for higher prices. Its kernels are easy to remove from the shell and easy to crack out into halves.
  • Tree size: Fernor grows in a semi upright manner. Fernor is suitable for high density planting such as 6 x 5 meters spacing. More details about tree spacing are provided down this page.
  • Leafing time: Fernor is a late leafing variety. This is an advantage, because late leafing varieties are less likely to be affected by frost, walnut blight and codling moth.
  • Pollination: Fernor's pollinator is Fernette. We recommend planting 1 Fernette tree for every 10 Fernor trees.
  • Rootstock: At Waltree we bud Fernor onto Juglans regia rootstock (known as English walnut). It is a commonly preferred rootstock because of its tolerance to blackline disease.
  • When to plant: Fernor can be planted from November until mid-April of next year. Best planting time depends on your country and on your land's location. Please ask us if you are not sure.


chandler tree spacing

With years of experience, at Waltree nursery we recommend 6 x 5 meters spacing for Fernor walnut trees. This design places the trees in the same row closer to each other and leaves enough space between rows. This design provides early returns and allows you to get high yield from your orchard in shorter time. You can plant the pollinators in the same row to identify them more easily when the plants grow. Pollinators should be planted upwind from the main variety to help pollens spread with the wind and pollenize the main variety. You can use the tool below to calculate number of trees you can plant to your land:

Please enter the area of your land below to calculate number of trees you can plant.

walnut tree shipping


We deliver our trees to our customers starting from November until April of next year. Do you need the trees delivered to your country? We can arrange a truck and deliver the trees to your land's location. We wash the the roots of trees before loading to the truck and clear them of any soil. We send the young walnut trees bare rooted and dormant(in winter sleep). We provide phytosanitary certificates for all of our tree varieties. Our nursery prepares every necessary document needed to export the trees. All you have to do is be ready to receive the trees in your location. Buying Chandler walnut trees from Turkey is a very good choice due to the cost advantage and for getting good quality trees.

You can plant the trees within a week of delivery or store them until you are ready to plant them: read the instructions below to learn how to store your trees: You can store the trees for multiple weeks until you are ready to plant them. Choose a location that doesn't take much wind, it can be inside or outdoors. It is important that you store them somewhere preferably between 0 and 8 degrees celcius so that trees don't wake up from their winter sleep. Bury the roots of the trees in sand or soil and keep them like that until you plant them.


We offer free guidance and consultancy to our customers after their purchase. Every country have different soil and climate therefore they have different needs. Depending on your land's location, we give you detailed instructions on how to grow your trees. We help you on the subjects: how to prepare your land for planting, which fertilizer to use, how to prune your trees and how to manage your orchard through years.

Frequently Asked Questions

Which walnut tree variety is best for my land?

This depends on which country and city your land is located. Please contact us and we can research various features of your land including its altitude, year round temperatures, humidity, soil type and other factors. Depending on these information we can tell you which variety would be the best for your land.

I would like to learn the Chandler walnut tree prices

Our Chandler walnut tree prices vary depending on how many trees you want to buy and what size of trees you would like to buy. Our large trees (premium size trees) start producing walnuts earlier because they have stronger roots and larger trunk. They are also more resistant to cold weather and nematodes. Whereas, smaller trees are cheaper and they might be more suitable for growers with smaller budgets. Visit our prices page and fill our form to learn our Chandler walnut tree prices. We can send you a price quote in 24 hours.

Do you have phytosanitary certificates?

Yes we have phytosanitary certificates for all of our walnut tree varieties. Our certificates are issued by Turkish Ministry of Agriculture.

How can I buy Chandler walnut saplings from Turkey?

We export our trees to pretty much every country in Europe and Asia. In the recent years we have exported to Bulgaria, Macedonia, Romania, Kosovo, Albania, Italy, Azerbaijan and many other countries. We can arrange a truck to deliver the trees to your land in your country.

Is there such thing as "dwarf walnut trees"?

Short answer is "no". Some people who have just begun to learn about walnut trees think that they can plant dwarf walnut trees just like dwarf fruit trees. However, this is a misconception and there is no such thing as a "dwarf walnut tree". Walnut trees are always full size due to their nature.

What else do I have to buy when establishing a walnut tree orchard?

In addition to the trees, you need to buy a good drip irrigation system. Also it's a good idea to surround your orchard with a metal fence to keep away wild animals from the trees.

What should be the planting distance between the trees?

Our suggestion for large orchards is to plant the trees with 7 x 5 meters planting scheme. This can allow big machinery (such as harvesting machine, etc.) to move between the trees. However, for smaller orchards we suggest 6 x 5 meters planting scheme. If you won't be using big machinery and you will only be using a tractor, you can plant them with 6 x 5 meters planting scheme.

When will my trees start producing walnuts?

Your trees will start producing walnuts in the same year that you plant them. However, to increase long term productivity, we advise you to start collecting walnuts only 3 years after you plant them. In the first 3 years trees already start producing walnuts. However, it is better for the trees to use their energy to grow better roots and stronger trunk instead of producing walnuts. This approach results in higher yields in long term.

How should we prepare our land for planting the trees and what is the procedure for planting?

When you buy your trees we give you free consultation and advice on everything you need to know from start to finish. We also check your soil analysis reports and give you suggestions based on your report.

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