Juglans mandshurica (Manchurian Walnut) is a species of walnut tree native to eastern Asia, particularly the Manchuria region in northeastern China, Korea, and parts of Russia. Here are some key characteristics of the Manchurian Walnut:
Appearance: The Manchurian Walnut is a deciduous tree that can grow to a height of 30 to 60 feet (9 to 18 meters) and has a rounded crown. The bark is grayish-brown and becomes rough and furrowed with age.
Leaves: The leaves of the Manchurian Walnut are compound and pinnately divided. They consist of 9 to 19 leaflets that are ovate to lanceolate in shape with serrated margins. The foliage is typically dark green in color and turns yellow in the fall.
Nuts: Manchurian Walnut trees produce large, round nuts that are approximately 1.5 to 2 inches (3.8 to 5 cm) in diameter. The nuts have a thick, hard shell that is deeply ridged. The kernel inside is edible and has a mild, slightly sweet flavor.
Habitat: Manchurian Walnut trees are adapted to temperate climates and are typically found in forested areas. They prefer well-drained soils and can tolerate a range of soil types. The species is cold hardy and can withstand harsh winters.
Uses: The Manchurian Walnut is valued for both its wood and nuts. The wood is highly prized for its attractive grain and is used in furniture making, cabinetry, and other woodworking projects. The nuts are harvested for consumption and are often used in cooking, baking, or eaten raw.
The Manchurian Walnut is a distinct species from the more commonly known Black Walnut (Juglans nigra). While they share some similarities, such as the edible nuts, they differ in their native regions and specific characteristics.
Botanical Name : Juglans mandshurica
Common Name : Manchurian Walnut
Height : 60 ft
Spread : 25 ft
Germination Info : Seed requires 90-120 days cold moist stratification
Hardiness zone : 5-8
Average seed per ounce : Approx. 3